Neck Scan for High Intensity Pulse to Predict Risk of Cognitive Decline / Dementia? (BBC News)

Summary

Ultrasound scans of blood vessels in the neck may help to predict certain types of dementia and cognitive impairment:

Persons with:

“ …the highest intensity pulse (the top quarter of participants) at the beginning of the study were about 50% more likely to show accelerated cognitive decline over the next decade compared with the rest of the participants”.

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Reference

Therrien, A. (2018). Dementia risk: five-minute scan ‘can predict cognitive decline’. London: BBC Health News, November 12th 2018.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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