Brain lesions can predict Alzheimer’s diagnosis

 

Brain lesions can predict Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Brain lesions can predict Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Damage to small blood vessels in the brain could be a secondary risk factor leading to Alzheimer’s Disease, a new study in JAMA Neurology suggests.

A part of this blood vessel damage is known as white matter hyperintensities, seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and appearing to increase the risk for the disease, making it a secondary factor.

Experts believe the primary factor of Alzheimer’s development is the accumulation of beta amyloid plaques in the brain.