From the Guest Editor Denise Drumm was issue editor for this publication. She is involved in both clinical and research aspects of neurodegenerative diseases and has practiced for over 20 years. She is a clinical scientist at Sun Health Research Institute, a clinical researcher/principal investigator at Barrow Neurological Institute, and a clinical consultant. Research ... Editorial
Editorial  |   May 01, 1998
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Editorial   |   May 01, 1998
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SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, May 1998, Vol. 3, 4. doi:10.1044/gero3.1.4
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, May 1998, Vol. 3, 4. doi:10.1044/gero3.1.4
Denise Drumm was issue editor for this publication. She is involved in both clinical and research aspects of neurodegenerative diseases and has practiced for over 20 years. She is a clinical scientist at Sun Health Research Institute, a clinical researcher/principal investigator at Barrow Neurological Institute, and a clinical consultant. Research and clinical methodology are of interest to Drumm. She serves on institutional review boards for animal (IACUC) and human (IRB) research. She lectures and teaches courses on delirium and dementia.
The specific aim of this issue is to present a unifying theme in the area of dementia—the use of interdisciplinary resources to increase our understanding of disease processes and the development of treatment options. Recently I read that Alzheimer’s disease ‘belongs to everyone/Within the present environment of diminishing resources, progress requires joint endeavors and the pooling of information. The impending ‘age wave’ will no doubt increase our exposure to a wide spectrum of neurodegenerative, dementing disorders. Advanced preparation and knowledge of the dementias, as separate clinical entities, will become critical to our practices and treatment decisions.
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