Big predictor for Alzheimer's
Researchers have found a way to predict with 90% accuracy which mild cognitive impairment sufferers would develop Alzheimer's disease within two years. The key is combining brain imaging analysis and neuropsychological assessments, said the University of Montreal-affiliated researchers.
The investigators' baselines included MRI measures of hippocampal volume, cortical thickness and white matter hyperintensities and varied measures of episodic memory and executive control functions. Findings were published in the Dec. 10 Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.