Talk:Alzheimer's disease

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Good summary article from New England Journal of Medicine (2004)[edit]

  • Cummings JL (2004 Jul). "Alzheimer's Disease". N Engl J Med 351 (1): 56–67. PMID 15229308.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Student editing[edit]

Hello Alzheimer's page! I am just writing to let any other editors know that this page is being edited within the next few weeks for a class project. We are adding a section to the page on Communication, with subsections that will include information on communication barriers, non-verbal communication techniques, verbal communication techniques, and the affect of cognitive disorders on communication. My group and I would appreciate any feedback you may have on our work. If you would like more information on our project, there is a link posted to our class page on this talk page. Thank-you! Ek13ld (talk) 02:29, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Please review WP:MEDMOS and WP:OWN#Featured articles and WP:NOTADVICE. This is a featured article and a large number of edits that do not conform with Wikipedia's Medical style guide have been made. Please discuss your edits on talk before making them, and after you have become familiar with medical guidelines for editing. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:08, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Maybe a subpage on the topic? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:04, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
It doesn't appear that suggestions have been taken on board: followup. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:52, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
I am the professor for this course. My understanding is that the students heeded advice about refraining from editing this article. They have not made any changes to the article since receiving feedback from editors. They are completing their course assignment in their sandbox and have received peer feedback there. LynnMcCleary (talk) 18:34, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
I am not sure if Sandy's comments are about the article in general - I hate it when we appear unwelcoming at wikipedia but trying to keep (or get) medical articles in acceptable shape is more difficult than many other areas of wikipedia (it is like walking a tightrope), and it is hard to strike a balance between politeness and insistence, which is often needed in these situations. I think it is great that courses are focussing on wikipedia, but I think we might need a way to work more closely with some established editors who work on these type of articles. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 19:53, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
I concur. I had a very mixed experience of a class project that touched (I don't want to say, "damaged") Distal spinal muscular atrophy type 1. A student's edits required several hours of my work in order to restore the article to a legible state. The "peer review" and "faculty review" made surprisingly little difference. See Talk:Distal spinal muscular atrophy type 1 for discussion; also, the following link shows the changes I and other editors had to make after the class project "improved" the article: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Distal_spinal_muscular_atrophy_type_1&diff=599848569&oldid=554175164. For this reason, I would stronglyencourage students to use Sandbox or Talk page to propose any changes before committing them to a live article. Regards, kashmiri TALK 21:20, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Casliber, I was in fact worried they would drop those edits into this article, so am relieved to hear they won't. And of course it's discouraging that we spend so much time trying to educate student editors, who never return after their term ends, and found that they don't absorb what takes so much of our time. In this article's case, I'm glad our time has been freed up, because the same course is doing same at Hearing loss, where there are reams of off-topic text (I've already moved a lot of it, but I don't have the time to figure out to where to move most of it). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:19, 22 November 2014 (UTC)


Semi-protected edit request on 28 November 2014[edit]

In the first paragraph, "As the disease advances" should insert an internal link by instead saying "As the disease advances". 2601:E:100:7C9:5068:8B8F:4ACA:CC83 (talk) 14:44, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

We already link to Neurodegeneration and the two should be merged IMO. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:53, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. Not done on the IPs request and if you think there should be some merging going on, Doc, you'll have to propose that in it's own section below. :) Happy editing! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 16:02, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Reviews[edit]

Lancet review 2011

  • Ballard, C; Gauthier, S; Corbett, A; Brayne, C; Aarsland, D; Jones, E (19 March 2011). "Alzheimer's disease.". Lancet 377 (9770): 1019–31. PMID 21371747. 

BMJ 2009

  • Burns, A; Iliffe, S (5 February 2009). "Alzheimer's disease.". BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 338: b158. PMID 19196745. 

NEJM 2010

  • Querfurth, HW; LaFerla, FM (28 January 2010). "Alzheimer's disease.". The New England journal of medicine 362 (4): 329–44. PMID 20107219. 

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:57, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Research directions[edit]

I just undid the insertion of a new murine study. We've watched a lot of interventions come and go, to the disappointment of many. A few get as far as stage three human trials. Short of that, we don't add them to this article. Alzheimer's disease clinical research can discuss less mature interventions. LeadSongDog come howl! 03:56, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes we need a review. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:56, 18 December 2014 (UTC)