Log In
Monday 21st May 2018

Early warning for dementia

7th April 2009

Research carried out at Oxford University and Imperial College London has suggested that over-activity in the hippocampus could increase the danger of developing dementia in the future.

The researchers scanned brain activity in 36 participants aged 20-35. Researcher Dr Clare Mackay said: "These are exciting first steps towards a tantalising prospect: a simple test that will be able to distinguish who will go on to develop Alzheimer's." 

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Early warning for dementia
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10897
Date Added: 7th Apr 2009


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Energy drinks ban in the UK


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018