March 21, 2013

Alzheimer’s likely takes more than two decades to develop

A prospective study published in the April issue of The Lancet showed how beta-amyloid burden in the brain relates to the long-term progression of cognitive decline, cerebral atrophy and other indications of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). “Beta-amyloid deposition is slow and protracted, likely to extend for more than two decades,” the authors wrote.