The application of precision medicine holds promise for the most effective and efficient way for us to discover and unpack the underlying neurology, genetics and genomic of varied AD profiles. Although precision medicine solutions are often characterised as still off in the future, if we think of precision medicine in broad terms there is a component of precision medicine that is available to us now, this is, environmental factors.
One environmental factor in particular, lifestyle. This can fruitfully guide effective individualised treatments and interventions that could instantly reduce our vulnerability to cognitive decline. In this ebook, Professor Zola reviews the idea of Alzheimer’s disease as a spectrum disorder and discusses the link between this and the promise of precision medicine. He also describes several aspects of precision medicines lifestyle components that provide immediate ways of intervening to reduce the vulnerability to cognitive decline.
Precision medicine is sometimes referred to as personalised medicine and refers to the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient.