Pre-Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition marked by memory loss that is annoying and frustrating to the person experiencing it, but does not significantly affect a person’s ability to function. Early detection and research is the hope for stopping this fatal disease. Current thinking in the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research is that we need to identify AD at the very earliest stages…even before a person has dementia. Detailed memory testing, PET scans of the brain, analysis of cerebrospinal fluid, and MRIs, may help us to identify the very earliest changes in the brain of an individual with very mild memory loss. If we are successful at identifying these early changes, using our current research medications may prove to be more helpful. If these efforts are successful, we may be able to more effectively treat or even halt the process of Alzheimer’s disease.
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