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Implications for Patients?

Posted by docartemis on 02 Feb 2012 at 17:10 GMT

Like many people I read about this study in the New York Times. As a physician I am concerned that the applicability of this study will be greatly exaggerated.

What percentage of dementia patients actually have tauopathy?

I suspect we don't even have an estimate since the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease is usually presumed and never documented via autopsy.

Ginger Campbell, MD
Host of the Brain Science Podcast

No competing interests declared.