University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are receiving a $150 million grant to study how Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect the human brain.

The grant, provided by the National Institutes of Health, provides an “extraordinary opportunity” to better understand Alzheimer’s and how it interacts with other neurological diseases, according to the study’s lead researcher.

“We now know that Alzheimer’s disease usually does not occur by itself. It usually occurs with at least one other brain condition,” said Sterling Johnson, a professor of medicine at the university, during a recent interview on WPR’s “The Morning Show.”

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