Alzheimer’s Disease: Separating Fact from Fiction

Alzheimer’s Disease: Separating Fact from Fiction

Michael K. Racke, MD, medical director of neurology at Quest Diagnostics, delved into some commonly-believed myths about Alzheimer disease and provided his insight on the scientific explanations for these assumptions.

Common myths:
#1: Only older patients need to worry about AD.

#2: AD is primarily an inherited genetic disease.

#3: Most patients don’t want to know if they are at risk of developing AD.

#4: Only high-powered imaging tests can help evaluate for AD.

#5: Only pharmacological therapies can meaningfully address AD.

#6: Cognitive decline is irreversible and because of dementia.

Read more about the facts, and how uMETHOD’s solution addresses the myths and fills care gaps for physicians, patients, and caregivers.

When it comes to conditions like Alzheimer and dementia, one thing remains clear: patients and providers both seek the ability to provide an early diagnosis and craft the best care plan possible.


Michael K. Racke, MD,