Links found between Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia

Alzheimer’s and small-vessel disease (SVD) pathologies are interconnected, say the authors of a new Dutch study.

Their research involved MRI scans of the brains of nearly 1000 people, around half of whom had an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, 30 with vascular dementia and the rest healthy controls.

They found that microbleeds and white matter hyperintensities – both measures for small-vessel disease – were associated with lower cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) amyloid beta42 concentrations, which are  typically

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