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Posted by ap111 on August 18, 2000 at 16:37:32:

In Reply to: Early screening for Alzheimer's posted by Jack on August 17, 2000 at 16:18:08:

: Hello, everyone. How are you all doing? I read about a study that said people with genetic risk have brains that work a lot harder than those people without genetic risk. MRI scans showed more blood flow--more effort--while doing memory exercises. Because the brains have to work harder, they age faster. But the scan can show this long before any Alzheimer symptoms begin. So early treatment can start and be more effective. I think it's great to have some progress made and exposed in Alzheimer's. Hopefully they can come up with a cure in the next few years.

Hey there, Jack, thanks for the info. Do you know if this is a screening process that's put in practice now or is it in the study phase still? It'd be great to have an early warning. I know that there's no cure for Alzheimer's and drugs only make life more comfortable and not totally cured but one day I believe there will be a cure. Baby steps...

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