Mayo study: Some patients with MCI have no abnormal amyloid buildup

07/7/2013 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has found that some patients who exhibited mild cognitive impairment showed signs of brain degeneration but did not have abnormal amyloid buildup, and some patients with cognitive impairment seem to show improvement in cognitive function over time. Mayo doctors involved in the study hope to find new ways to diagnose Alzheimer's disease during its preclinical phase, the asymptomatic period when amyloid deposits begin to accumulate but the brain is not irreparably damaged.

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