Alzheimer’s: Brain Structure Changes Years Before Memory Loss Begins

Alzheimer’s And Demen­tia: Brain Struc­ture Changes Years Before Mem­o­ry Loss Begins
Sci­ence Dai­ly — “Peo­ple who devel­op demen­tia or Alzheimer’s dis­ease expe­ri­ence brain struc­ture changes years before any signs of mem­o­ry loss begin,…”

The good news is that this can lead to bet­ter and ear­li­er assessments:

Researchers say these find­ings may help iden­ti­fy peo­ple at risk of devel­op­ing mild cog­ni­tive impair­ment (MCI), which leads to Alzheimer’s disease.”


  1. damien on April 17, 2007 at 6:25

    That’s great to know we might be able to detect the process start­ing and stop it ear­ly. Great post.

  2. Alvaro on April 17, 2007 at 9:28

    yes, Damien, the ear­ly we may detect it and start work­ing on it, the bet­ter. there are no treat­ments now, but yes lifestyle options that may delay, slow down problems.

  3. Lori Deschene on April 18, 2007 at 12:23

    I don’t think peo­ple are aware of all the lit­tle deci­sions that can one day affect our brain: nutri­tion and exer­cise, for exam­ple. I’m thrilled to have found your site—I’m always look­ing for new infor­ma­tion about Alzheimer’s detec­tion. Keep up the great blogging!

  4. Alvaro on April 20, 2007 at 2:04

    Lori: we could­n’t agree more with you. Thanks for the kind words!

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