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A recent St. Lawrence graduate participated in an important new study about Alzheimer's disease, co-authored by his father.

Todd Solomon '03 was a participant in a study presented August 19, 2003, at the International Psychogeriatric Association 11th International Congress in Chicago that indicates that during the period 1991-2000, patients with Alzheimer's disease are being diagnosed one year earlier than in previous periods. The study was designed and conducted by the lead author, Cynthia A. Murphy, executive director of the Memory Clinic in Bennington, Vermont, and co-author Paul R. Solomon, Ph.D., clinical director of the Memory Clinic and professor of psychology at Williams College. Paul Solomon is Todd's father. Two Williams students and Todd Solomon participated in the study.

Paul Solomon commented, "It is gratifying that both the general public and health-care professionals are becoming more aware of early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and that this, in turn, is leading to early diagnosis and treatment."

Todd Solomon earned his St. Lawrence degree in psychology, and was a member of the track and squash teams; he was also a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Posted: August 21, 2003