Eight Years Old and Growing Fast: DIAN Is Becoming an Alzheimer’s Movement

Eight Years Old and Growing Fast: DIAN Is Becoming an Alzheimer’s Movement

Article ID: 659382

Released: 18-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Alzforum

Newswise — When the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network started in 2008, there were questions about whether it could succeed. It did. At eight years old, DIAN has fully enrolled its first therapeutic trial and more trials are in planning stages, and its observational cohort study is producing longitudinal data for a quantitative prediction model of Alzheimer’s disease progression. Underpinning the science is a growing international community of families who support each other with warmth and considerable spunk as they navigate both the disease and their intensive research participation to beat it. In a five-part series, Gabrielle Strobel takes the movement’s measure.

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