Breaking news: The Alzheimer's Association announced a shifting of the definition of Alzheimer’s disease—for research use—to incorporate the entire Alzheimer’s disease continuum, from the earliest changes in the brain to late-stage clinical symptoms. Shifting the definition of Alzheimer’s disease in living people from one based on cognitive changes and behavioral symptoms with biomarker confirmation, to one based on changes in the brain and body, represents a major evolution in how we think about Alzheimer’s.
In a new blog, Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer Dr. Maria Carrillo says the proposal provides “hope for people like me and you, especially those who may be at an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. It gives us a way to define Alzheimer’s disease at the earliest brain changes, and more accurately enroll individuals in research studies to get to more effective treatments sooner by allowing us to specifically target the pathways that are causing the memory loss.”
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