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.