Alzheimer’s disease has better survival outcomes than non-Alzheimer’s dementias

Takeaway

  • Non-Alzheimer’s dementias are linked to higher mortality rates and shorter life expectancy than Alzheimer’s disease.

Why this matters

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and a leading cause of global mortality. Discovering differences in mortality risks for distinct dementia types is important for physicians, affected individuals and their families to develop preventive interventions, tailored treatment and rehabilitation programs for high-risk individuals.