NIA study: A third of Alzheimer’s diagnoses are incorrect

USA Today reports “a growing trend in the number of Americans being wrongfully assumed – even medically misdiagnosed – with Alzheimer’s.”

For example, “a December paper for the journal Clinical Gerontology highlighted two case studies: in one, a man’s bouts of confusion and agitation in his late 70s were caused by illness and painful cellulitis, not Alzheimer’s; in the other, an 87-year-old woman, who seemed suddenly confused, was suffering from depression.”

In addition, the ongoing Honolulu-Asia Aging Study sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has found so far that about a third of “Alzheimer’s diagnoses were incorrect, according to the lead researcher, Lon White.”

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3 Responses to NIA study: A third of Alzheimer’s diagnoses are incorrect

  1. Tommy Dietz says:


    I have been from place to place including MAYO in Florida. I have had the folowing diagonses:

    early stages Lewie Body

    Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Apossible fatigue fromLime’s Disease.

    Tommy Dietz



  2. Tommy, so sorry to hear this news. Will be praying for effective treatment and healing … or at the very least, grace in the midst of the journey. Love to you both.


  3. Tommy Dietz says:

    Many thanks, Walt. I assure you I will keep swinging the bat, and trying to iprove.

    Thanks for the prayers!


    PS: We are up north for the summer, and then back to FB by November 1st.

    Don needs your prayers too. He had 3/4 of his stomach reemoved, and is on a Chemo and Radiation program. His spirits are good!


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