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Published on: September 20, 2015
by Pavitra Sampath for The Health Site:
Alzheimer’s is quite a debilitating condition. Not only does it affect the person afflicted, it also takes a toll on his/her loved ones. But the gradual deterioration seen in patients with Alzheimer’s starts with mild cognitive impairment which then progresses to Alzheimer’s.
While this is a well known fact, there are a few areas that scientists have not been able to understand about the disease. For one – how does it progress and affect the brain.
Now we might have the answer. According to the team of scientists, including Sylvie Belleville at the Research Centre at the Institut universitaire de geriatrie de Montreal –
When the changes that occurred in people with stable MCI was compared to those whose MCi progressed to Alzheimer’s they found the following pattern;
The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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