New Alzheimer’s guidelines will fuel pressure for new treatments

See Nature Network Boston for a post on the implications of the proposed diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease. As noted in today’s NY Times story:

 More from BHN here.

The changes could also help drug companies that are, for the first time, developing new drugs to try to attack the disease earlier. So far, there are no drugs that alter the course of the disease.

to threefold increase in the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Many more people would be told they probably are on their way to getting it. The Alzheimer’s Association says 5.3 million Americans now have the disease. two-If the guidelines are adopted in the fall, as expected, some experts predict a

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