Patients predict own cognitive decline

As neuroimaging research continues to push the boundaries on early Alzheimer’s disease detection, some experts are finding the patient knows best.

Subjective cognitive decline—or a person’s own impression of subtle changes in cognition—is an idea gaining traction, according to a New York Times report. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have even found that patients who are concerned about their memory are more likely to have increased levels of amyloid in their brains.

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