Algorithm spots early Alzheimer’s with near 100% accuracy

Oct 5, 2021 by

Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania have created a deep-learning computer algorithm that can accurately detect and differentiate the stages of MCI from fMRI scans. The algorithm can identify MCI, which often precedes the development of Alzheimer’s,...

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Retinal plaques may be biomarkers for Alzheimer’s

Sep 21, 2021 by

New findings published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia indicate that amyloid plaques found in the retinas may be an indicator of similar Alzheimer’s plaques in the brain. The discovery indicates that the eyes may provide a more visible biomarker for...

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History of concussions may change youths’ brains

Sep 16, 2021 by

A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that athletes with a history of concussion may show more brain injury from a later concussion. This is particularly true in the middle regions of the brain, which are more...

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How Alzheimer’s affects sleep

Sep 2, 2021 by

Sleep patterns tend to change with age but for those with Alzheimer’s, it’s more complex. They may experience sleep disturbances and disorders, changes to their sleep cycle, and shorter or fragmented sleep....

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Tooth loss linked to dementia and cognitive decline

Aug 3, 2021 by

Scientists have found a potential relationship between tooth loss, dementia and cognitive decline. The research was published in the journal JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine....

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Phone conversations may aid early detection of Alzheimer’s

Jul 29, 2021 by

Researchers used machine learning to develop models that use the acoustic features of a person’s conversations to identify whether they may have early Alzheimer’s. The models might eventually translate into smartphone apps or online solutions to help identify the...

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