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MRI may help doctors differentiate causes of memory loss | Science Daily

MRI may help doctors differentiate causes of memory loss | Science Daily

A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury.  Researchers say the finding is important because it could help prevent a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, which can be devastating for patients and their families. One study found that as many as 21 percent of older adults with dementia may be misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. A misdiagnosis can result in patients not receiving the appropriate treatment, preventing them from participating in clinical trials that could improve their overall care.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191023075152.htm

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