Cognitive issues are a difficult problem to deal with from both a patient and doctor perspective, but a new study from the University College London has identified that a simple ultrasound scan could help to detect them earlier.
The study has been done over a long-term basis that first began in 2002 and works by performing a scan in middle-aged adults to pinpoint potential health problems that could cause cognitive issues later on. This could help to offer healthcare professionals with up to 10 years of warning that Alzheimer's is developing to encourage changes to be made to prevent it from getting worse.
The new study from University College London was presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions conference.
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