New Strategy May Help Identify Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment at Risk to Develop Alzheimer’s

New Strategy May Help Identify Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment at Risk to Develop Alzheimer’s
A newly developed strategy may help researchers identify which people with mild cognitive impairment are likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The study, "Utilizing Semantic Intrusions to Identify Amyloid Positivity in Mild Cognitive Impairment," was published in the journal Neurology. There is a critical need to develop disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), particularly before patients experience significant multisystem degeneration. To be able to treat patients earlier on, it is necessary to identify those at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's. However, traditional cognitive assessments are limited and not sensitive or specific enough to detect early cognitive deficits associated with the disease. "Developing more sensitive and effective measures to tap the earliest Alzheimer's changes in the brain is essential for providing earlier and more effective treatment, to better understand the neuropathology of the disease, and to monitor emerging interventions," David Loewenstein, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said in a press release. Researchers studied 88 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), a type of memory problem where 8 out of 10 people develop Alzheimer's disease within seven years. Of these, 34 people had underlying, prodromal (early) Alzheimer's disease by history and amyloid- positive scans. Amyloid-
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  1. Tim Schultheis says:

    In 2016 I was diagnosed with Mild to Moderate Cognitive Impairment.

    Why isn’t the entire article available prior to me giving you my email address?

    Where can I find the article without my address being added to your list of sufferers?

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