New insight into early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and its related conditions continues to increase at a breakneck pace. Advances in understanding of the causes as well as the management are paralleled by improvements in study designs that test etiological hypotheses. Distilling this data into useful information, Annual of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders 2004 explores topics at the leading edge of research. The editors review topics that they believe will have the most impact on current clinical practice. With coverage ranging from white matter lesions to senile plaques, from classifications to rehabilitation, and from ethics to prevention, this book provides a from-the-trenches progress report on recent developments in this field.