New test may help predict development of memory problems

March 18, 2015 8:00 PM

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New test may help predict development of memory problems

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed a scoring system to assess whether an individual is at risk for developing memory problems that could lead to dementia— a potentially inexpensive and easy method to identify the need for further testing, study authors said.

While doctors are able to identify biomarkers for cognitive impairment using MRI and PET scans, they are expensive procedures, study author Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and a member of the American Academy of Neurology told FoxNews.com.

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