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Alzheimer's Is Probably a Collection of Diseases That Should Be Classified and Treated Separately

(Hebrew University of Jerusalem) A new study suggests that Alzheimer's disease can emanate from more than one mechanism and is actually a collection of diseases that should be classified and treated separately.
The study proposes that the failure to develop efficient Alzheimer's therapy emanates from the pooling, in clinical experiments, of patients who suffer from distinct disorders that eventually lead to Alzheimer's symptoms. Therefore it is essential to carefully characterize and classify the mechanisms that underlie Alzheimer's disease, in order to allow for the development of novel therapies that can be prescribed to the individual patient according to their relevant disease subtype.
The new insights may reinforce the efforts to develop novel therapies to the different subtypes of Alzheimer's disease, providing new hope to those who suffer from this incurable disorder and to their families.
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