Aug 18, 2009

Imaging Dementia

Memory loss, personality changes, a shrinking ability to do daily tasks.

It's not easy to watch a loved one suffer from dementia.

It's also not easy at times for doctors to know exactly what kind of dementia a person may have.

That's because there's not been a test that can differentiate between, say, Alzheimer's disease and Lewy Body Dementia. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed a way to look at the living brain and more accurately tell what type of dementia a person has.

And this may help get patients on the right treatment.

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