Current research indicates that the onset of Alzheimer's disease is preceded by a stage termed "mild cognitive impairment." By recognizing the characteristics of this preclinical phase and administering the proper treatments, the author suggest that physicians may be able to stop the progression toward AD.
Ismail, M. Saleem
"On the Way to Alzheimer's Disease,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 3
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol3/iss3/14