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Researchers propose a strategy to stratify risk of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s

The projected cost of caring for millions of individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) worldwide will exceed a $1 trillion in a few years. In addition to the enormous health burden, patients and their caregivers experience financial, physical and psychological strain. A theory regarding repeated drug failure in AD is that patients undergoing experimental therapies are selected too late in the disease process. Therefore, it is important to identify patients at a high risk of progression to AD in early stages of the disease.