New Method Could Catch Alzheimer's 15 Years Before Symptoms Appear
The researchers say their method only takes three minutes for caregivers to perform.By Ryan Biek | May 11, 2016
Researchers say new measures could find signs of Alzheimer's 15 years before common symptoms actually appear.
The study used a series of brain scans of people with various types of brain degeneration, as well as those without any cognitive issues.
The researchers found Alzheimer's, and other forms of dementia, had patterns of brain tissue loss –– specifically gray matter. These trends could be seen over time in a series of photos.