Mild memory impairment shows similar brain changes as dementia

09/15/2010 | Reuters

Researchers learned from examining the brains of 350 people that those who did not show symptoms of mild memory decline were free of tau or Lewy bodies -- proteins that cause memory impairment. The experts concluded that "the brain changes that are mainly responsible for Alzheimer's and other dementias also seem to be mainly responsible for very mild early changes in memory and thinking."

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