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When a person has Alzheimer’s disease, they lose a large number of brain cells – or neurons – in specific regions of the brain. The process starts in the area called the hippocampus, where memories are processed for long-term storage.
Scientists have been trying to figure out just how to restore these lost brain cells for some time, through a process called neurogenesis.
Neurogenesis is the process by which brain cells, known as neurons, are produced by neural stem cells. The assumption is that if the neurons are replaced, cognitive function will be restored. But in the past, neurogenesis involving stem cell Read more
A new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London has found that a significant amount of people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment who are being treated for Alzheimer’s may not actually have the disease.
Learn more about this study, its results and how it may encourage more insurance coverage for PET scans.
PET Scans Show Many Treated for Alzheimer’s
At the Alzheimer’s Association International Convention, researchers presented the results from a four-year study launched in 2016 that will evaluate the presence of beta-amyloid in over 18,000 Medicare beneficiaries. The study has yielded Read more