mild cognitive impairment

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A new study using PET scans on the brains of older individuals shows a three-fold higher risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among those with elevated levels of amyloid-beta, a proteinaceous material associated with neurodegeneration. MCI is a known risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.
A simple set of tests may increase our ability to predict Alzheimer s type dementia. Why is this important? We must have reliable early predictors to do the tests that will eventually yield a prevention or treatment.
A new report from Alzheimer's Disease International continues the drumbeat of depressing, indeed scary, data on this devastating condition: More than 35 million people around the world live with dementia,