Alzheimer’s disease (or Alzheimer disease) was in the news at the end of July because of reports on medical research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD), July 26-31, 2008. Summaries of reports can be found on the ICAD Press Room page and on the MedlinePlus: News by Health Topic: Alzheimer’s Disease page.
The comprehensive number for medical aspects of Alzheimer’s disease is 616.831 Alzheimer disease, e.g., for Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Works on drug therapy for the disease are classed in 616.831061 Drug therapy for Alzheimer disease (built with 616.831 Alzheimer disease plus 061 Drug therapy from add table under 616.1-616.9 Specific diseases, following instructions at 616.1-616.9), e.g., Pharmacological Mechanisms in Alzheimer’s Therapeutics. Works on diagnosis are classed in 616.831075 Diagnosis of Alzheimer disease (built with 616.831 Alzheimer disease plus 07 Pathology from add table under 616.1-616.9 Specific diseases, following instructions at 616.1-616.9, plus 5 from 616.075 Diagnosis and prognosis, following instructions at 075-079 Diagnosis, prognosis, death, immunity in add table under 616.1-616.9), e.g., Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.
These and other built numbers can be found by browsing the Relative Index in WebDewey under either the form of name preferred in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)—“Alzheimer Disease”—or the form preferred in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)—“Alzheimer’s disease.” DDC prefers the MeSH form of names (except for capitalization) in the medicine schedule, but takes care to provide access also by the LCSH form or other common forms in the WebDewey Relative Index.