MRI scans that’s how to slow down Alzheimer’s progression

Alzheimer’s symptoms, one of the most popular neuropathology disease that is unavoidable in many people and no cures for its. Fortunately, the best doctors can do (for now) is try to slow its progression.

The doctors used MRI scans to measure the thickness of specific parts of the brain’s cortex and gave an advanced conclusion that those with smaller regions of the brain’s cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer’s disease.

MRI scan will  assess the thickness of nine regions in the cerebral cortex – the so-called “gray matter” of the brain where most information processing occurs. These nine spots seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease are considered to be smaller than normal.

159 volunteers with an average age of 76 are classified into 3 groups: at high, average and low risk of suffering from Alzheirmer’s. According to the study results, recorded ADsig score, those with enough brain shrinkage to be considered high risk, those whose measurements put them at average risk, and those whose risk was low.

The studied outcome offers a new way to detect those at risk for Alzheimer’s, according to Susan Resnick, PhD, of the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, and Philip Scheltens, MD, PhD, of VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.

Maybe, in term of brain size and risk of Alzheimer’s dementia, “big” is better than “small”.


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