A brain scan has been shown to detect early stages Alzheimer's (plaque) on the brain before any symptoms present themselves. A brain scan can also help diagnose Alzheimer's disease and determine the stage.
Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative disease of the brain. Because of this the appearance of the brain changes dramatically as the disease progresses. Alzheimer's disease (AD) most frequently occurs in older people. But even the ‘normal' brain undergoes changes during our lifetime. The brain weighs around 350 grams at birth and increases…