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UCSF study of 4000 diagnosed with dementia

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:18 am
by hill dweller
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/brain-scans-show-many-alzheimers-patients-may-not-actually-have-the-disease/2017/07/18/52013620-6bf2-11e7-9c15-177740635e83_story.html
Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) at UCSF:
• Goal = 18,000 Medicare beneficiaries with MCI or dementia diagnosis
• 4,000 people tested so far with PET scan
• 54.3 percent of MCI patients and 70.5 percent of dementia patients had amyloid plaques

Sign up to participate here: http://memory.ucsf.edu/research/studies/ideas

I can't find the abstract but it may be available after the convention:
Free access to abstracts from past Alzheimer’s Association International Conferences is available through Alzheimer’s & Dementia®: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

https://www.alz.org/aaic/abstracts/abstracts-archive.asp

Re: UCSF study of 4000 diagnosed with dementia

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:35 pm
by SusanJ
Saw this today. Makes you wonder if current and recent drug trials doing similar PET scans to make sure they are actually testing drugs on people with amyloid build up...