Amyloid Predicts Cognitive Decline in Genetic Alzheimer's

August 10, 2015

A greater burden of amyloid plaque in the brain predicts cognitive decline in patients with genetic forms of Alzheimer's disease, researchers reported.

In an analysis of data from the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN), cerebral amyloidosis predicted greater decline in many cognitive domains for patients who had symptoms at baseline, according to Randall Bateman, MD, of Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues.

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