Non-memory cognitive symptom development in Alzheimer’s disease

Takeaway

  • Findings suggest younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients develop more non-memory symptoms, suggesting a different course of AD in these patients.

Why this matters

  • Non-memory cognitive symptoms of AD are being increasingly recognized, however the pattern of their development and whether patient variables are important predictors is less understood.

  • It is important to investigate these cognitive symptoms as they are closely related to patient experiences and activities of daily living, and a better understanding of disease progression may help to identify treatment-responsive subtypes.