Scientists Push Plan To Change How Researchers Define Alzheimer’s

(By Jon Hamilton for NPR)

An international coalition of brain researchers is suggesting a new way of looking at Alzheimer’s.

Instead of defining the disease through symptoms like memory problems or fuzzy thinking, the scientists want to focus on biological changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s. These include the plaques and tangles that build up in the brains of people with the disease.

But they say the new approach is intended only for research studies, and isn’t yet ready for use by most doctors who treat Alzheimer’s patients. Continue reading article here…

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