Brain Pathways Deteriorate in Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have developed a new, easy-to-use test to identify those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

The work is associated with a recent brain imaging study on women at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and seeks to flag early symptoms.

In the study, York University researchers discovered deterioration in the pathways that serve to communicate signals between different brain regions needed for performing everyday activities.

Functional declines associated with difficulty in driving a car or using a computer were found to be associated with Alzheimer’s risk.

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