Breakthrough in Method to Predict Onset of Alzheimer’s

A new study has led to a breakthrough in the method to identify people who will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  The research published in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease predicted with 90% accuracy which mild cognitive impairment sufferers would develop the disease within two years. A combination of brain imaging analysis and a neuropsychological assessment led the team to discover which subjects would develop Alzheimer’s and which ones would not.  Researchers note that recall and recognition episodic memory tasks were highly suggestive of progression to dementia.

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