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Study Finds SPECT Can Predate Dementia 7-10 Years

on Thursday, 15 November 2012. Posted in Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Problems

NEW STUDY SHOWS BRAIN SPECT IMAGING CAN OFTEN PREDATE ONSET OF DEMENTIA SYMPTOMS BY 7-10 YEARS

Study Finds SPECT Can Predate Dementia 7-10 Years
With Alzheimer’s disease approaching epidemic proportions and other forms of dementia likely to increase, researchers are studying the best ways to identify and treat the causes. A new study published in the journal CNS Spectrums, and conducted by Dr. Theodore Henderson, shows that brain SPECT neuroimaging is one of the most effective tools to diagnose dementia, and can often predate the onset of symptoms by 7-10 years.
 
The study, titled “The diagnosis and evaluation of dementia and mild cognitive impairment with emphasis on SPECT perfusion neuroimaging,” offers a thorough review of the diagnostic approaches to dementia. According to Daniel G. Amen, M.D., founder of Amen Clinics, Inc. “This is a study the medical and psychiatric community need to take note of as SPECT is one of the most practical tools to evaluate the risk for dementia.”
 
According to the report, as the world’s population ages so will the likelihood of dementia be on the rise. Over the next 15 years, roughly 32 million people will develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or dementia of some form and 156 million will have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to dementia.
 http://www.amenclinics.com/conditions-pro/memory-issues-pro

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