Through the contributions of an international team of experts, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of recent advances in the basic mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease and the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to treat it. Contains articles at the cutting edge of Alzheimer's disease research selected from papers presented at the Second International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Topics covered include areas of clinical course, neuroimaging, brain energy metabolism, structural and molecular neuropathology, mechanisms of the neuronal degenerative operative, the role of brain amyloidosis, risk factors and epidemiology, environmental factors, genetic mechanisms, biomarkers, animal modes and therapeutic strategies. There are also chapters devoted to Alzheimer's disease in the developmentally disabled. This single comprehensive source for the latest information on the disease and related disorders will be a major reference for both researchers and clinicians who provide primary care to the unfortunate victims of Alzheimer's disease.