Dementia is a category of degenerative diseases that affect important brain functions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent type of dementia, but there are several others. Many of the dementia diseases have many symptoms in common, including:
Science now knows that dementia processes start in the brain decades before symptoms appear. Early detection with SPECT gives people the opportunity to address these diseases in the early stages—when treatment will be most effective.
Although they often have similar looking symptoms – at least in the early stages, each of the different types of dementia includes a signature blood flow pattern in the brain that is revealed with SPECT imaging.
MEMORY PROBLEMS AND DEMENTIA