Brain-imaging tool and stroke risk test help identify cognitive decline early

April 4, 2013

The connection between stroke risk and has been well established by previous research. Individuals with higher stroke risk, as measured by factors like , have traditionally performed worse on tests of memory, attention and abstract reasoning.

The current small study demonstrated that not only stroke risk, but also the burden of plaques and tangles, as measured by a UCLA brain scan, may influence cognitive decline.