Brain-Imaging Tool and Stroke Risk Test Help Identify Cognitive Decline Early, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Study
Published: Apr 05, 2013
UCLA researchers have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who don't yet show symptoms of dementia. The connection between stroke risk and cognitive decline has been well established by previous research. Individuals with higher stroke risk, as measured by factors like high blood pressure, have traditionally performed worse on tests of memory, attention and abstract reasoning.