Predicting if MCI will progress to Alzheimer's

A French study has predicted with 90% accuracy which patients with mild cognitive impairment would receive a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease within the following two years. The best neurological predictors were cortical thickness in two brain regions (the right anterior cingulate and middle frontal gyri), and the best cognitive predictors were deficits in both free recall and recognition episodic memory. Combining these measures achieved the highest accuracy.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uom-amt120213.php

Peters, F., Villeneuve, S. & Belleville, S. 2014. Predicting Progression to Dementia in Elderly Subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment Using Both Cognitive and Neuroimaging Predictors. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 38 (2) 307-318.

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