Alzheimer's Is Much More Than Just One Disease, Says New Research

Classifying diseases is much more than a label we slap onto a set of symptoms. It can also help shape the way we perceive and even treat certain conditions.

A new study has called for a new approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s, arguing it’s not simply one disease and instead can be divided into at least six factions. By splitting up the condition into more subgroups, the researchers hope that medical professionals will be able to deliver better, more personalized treatments for people whose condition doesn't necessarily fit into a one-size-fits-all category.