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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Scientists Predict Time It Takes from Alzheimer’s Diagnosis to Nursing Home and Death


A Columbia University Medical Center-led research team has clinically validated a new method for predicting time to full-time care, nursing home residence, or death for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Scientists Predict Time It Takes from Alzheimer’s Diagnosis to Nursing Home and Death


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The method, which uses data gathered from a single patient visit, is based on a complex model of Alzheimer’s disease progression that the researchers developed by consecutively following two sets of Alzheimer’s patients for 10 years each.

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