“Alzheimer’s begins long before symptoms of memory loss appear, study suggests,” by Bradley J. Fikes, San Diego Union-Tribune
“Alzheimer’s disease begins destroying the brain years before mental deterioration is detected, a new study suggests. This finding means there could be twice the number of people with the neurodegenerative disease in the United States — and worldwide — as currently believed.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Good news, bad news. Earlier detections meets potentially better treatment. But do we really want to know what’s coming? Well, I do, for whatever that’s worth.
Alzheimer’s begins long before symptoms of memory loss appear