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New lexicon and criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Sohrabi, H.R.ORCID: 0000-0001-8017-8682, Weinborn, M., Badcock, J., Bates, K.A., Clarnette, R., Trivedi, D., Verdile, G., Sutton, T., Lenzo, N.P., Gandy, S.E. and Martins, R.N. (2011) New lexicon and criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The Lancet Neurology, 10 (4). pp. 299-300.

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We have been following the proposed diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease (AD) closely over the past few years. 1 Recent revisions of the AD criteria proposed by Dubois and colleagues 2 represent a clear improvement on their previously published Position Paper. 3 In the new revision, Dubois and colleagues propose an important distinction between the clinical disorder (AD) and the neuropathological condition (“Alzheimer's pathology”). They also describe several distinctions within the clinical disorder, including two preclinical conditions (“asymptomatic at-risk for AD” and “presymptomatic AD”), a prodromal condition (“prodromal AD”), and AD dementia with varying presentations (“typical AD,” “atypical AD”, and “mixed AD”)...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
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