Alzheimer's Initiative Supports Doctors, Patients

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- A program targeting West Virginia health care providers may help lead to early diagnosis, better treatment and more support for people with Alzheimer's disease.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller announced the Alzheimer's Outreach and Registry Program on Monday in Morgantown.

The West Virginia Medical Foundation, Bureau of Senior Services, Alzheimer's Association and the Cable Telecommunications Association are partnering on the project.

It will offer doctors continuing education, starting with five courses in five regions of the state this fall.

The program also helps physicians find resources that could help them, their patients and their patients' families.

And it features a registry that may help more precisely count the number of cases in the state.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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