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Fig. 2 | Alzheimer's Research & Therapy

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From: “Exceptional brain aging” without Alzheimer’s disease: triggers, accelerators, and the net sum game

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a Prevalence of elevated amyloid levels (A+) versus vascular disease (V+) in clinically unimpaired individuals based on data from Vemuri and Knopman [11]. Vascular pathologies show a steady increase in the prevalence (exponential growth curve models) but the amyloid positivity curves exhibit a slow saturation similar to logistic growth curve models. b Data from our previous study [25] illustrates the slow longitudinal cognitive decline seen in a clinically unimpaired 80-year-old male without amyloid and cerebrovascular pathologies (in blue) in comparison with significantly greater decline seen in a clinically unimpaired individual of the same age with both elevated amyloid and cerebrovascular pathologies (in red)

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