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The Diagnosis Is Alzheimer’s. But That’s Probably Not the Only Problem.

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The Diagnosis Is Alzheimer’s. But That’s Probably Not the Only Problem.

For those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, there may be more to the diagnosis than once thought.

Recent research finds that for most patients with Alzheimer’s, they have a mixture of other brain abnormalities, making it hard to treat the exact culprit of memory loss. Part of the issue is that the abnormalities are often the impact of yet-to-be-discovered causes of dementia, including silent strokes and blood vessel diseases. Focusing on the difficult, unknown questions of the different causes of memory loss may help with finding treatments for the disease. There is even more over at The New York Times.