A blood test can accurately detect brain damage in people with Alzheimer's before they show memory loss, confusion, or cognitive impairment, say researchers.
New artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify and help reduce UTIs, which are a common reason why people with dementia are hospitalized.
Researchers adapted a diagnostic test originally developed for prion diseases like mad cow disease to detect abnormal clusters of tau protein in the brain.
Researchers found that the excitatory neurons, or brain cells that are more likely to trigger an action, are more susceptible to a build-up of an abnormal tau protein that is believed to be linked to Alzheimer's.
In an international study, researchers used a new brain imaging method to detect tau protein deposits in the brain that are unique to Alzheimer's disease.
If you think you may have mild cognitive impairment, but tests show otherwise, you may want to ask for further screening.