21 July 2009

MRI findings may predict risk of cognitive impairment in healthy people risk

White matter changes may predict dementia risk
American Academy of Neurology: 13 July 2009
Elderly people with no memory or thinking problems are more likely to later develop thinking problems if they have a growing amount of “brain rust,” or small areas of brain damage, according to a study published in the July 14, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

For the study, researchers followed 49 people age 65 and older who had no memory or thinking problems for an average of 9.5 years. The participants had at least three brain scans and annual tests of thinking skills. During the study, 24 of the participants developed persistent cognitive impairment, or memory problems that are a potential precursor to Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. … > full press release : review by MedPage Today

No comments:

Post a Comment

Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Alzheimer's Australia NSW
Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Latest headlines from Library News

Library News

Total Pageviews