Aging is not something that happens in late life, but is in fact a conception to death process. To fully understand lifetime risk of dementia/Alzheimer's Disease (AD) we have to actually study the entire lifespan. Instead of centering on the goal of AD precision medicine, we need to go outside the disease and focus on precision brain health to comprehensively characterize it. The goal then shifts to optimize brain health wherever a person aligns on the normal to disease continuum.
In the special issue "Heterogeneity in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias", I welcome discussions tapping into other disease states to better understand their relationship to brain aging. I look forward to aggregating data that could help us embrace the full complexity of dementia/AD as the path to understanding it.
Submission Deadline: 15 January 2020
Manuscripts should be submitted online through Hapres Online Submission System. Please visit Guide for Authors before submitting a manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper as soon as it is ready and don’t need to wait until the deadline. Submissions will be sent to peer-review in order of arrival. Accepted papers will be published continuously in Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research and then gathered together on the special issue webpage. We welcome Research articles, Review papers and Short Communications. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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