Dr. Daniel Seichepine, assistant professor of neuropsychology, joined a panel of fellow experts on New Hampshire Public Radio's The Exchange to discuss recent discoveries into Alzheimer's Disease, and how healthcare providers are focusing more on prevention.
A clinical neuropsychologist specializing in dementia and sports-related traumatic brain injury, Seichepine addressed how difficult this degenerative neurological condition is to treat.
"Alzheimer's disease probably starts decades before we see any symptoms," Seichepine said. "We have to wait a decade or more before they start to see symptoms, and by that time it's probably too late, at least in the way we've been trying to treat it currently."
Seichepine was joined on the program by Melissa Grenier, regional manager for the New Hampshire Alzheimer's Association Chapter; Dr. Jonathan Jackson, cognitive neuroscientist and instructor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Dr. Lyn Lindpainter, internist and geratric specialist at Concord Hospital.
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