CNSA News : 2018 : September

Cognitive stress test predicts high levels of beta-amyloid

A simple and inexpensive word recall test accurately predicted whether people had elevated brain levels of beta-amyloid. Scientists hope this non-invasive stress test that puts pressure on memory—similar to how an exercise stress test checks cardiovascular health—could help identify subtle signs of cognitive impairment that may have previously been missed by standard memory tests.

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New UHealth center takes on fight against Alzheimer’s

According to 2018 statistics by the National Alzheimer’s Association, there are an estimated 5.7 million individuals in the United States with Alzheimer’s dementia. With the rapid growth of the older adult population, every 65 seconds a new case of Alzheimer’s disease is identified.

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