News: Young Adults At Future Risk Of Alzheimer’s Have Different Brain Activity, Says Study

Brain maps showing increased brain network activity for the APOE4 carriers relative to non-carriers while at rest and while conducting a task. (Credit: Image courtesy of Imperial College London)
Brain maps showing increased brain network activity for the APOE4 carriers relative to non-carriers while at 'rest' and while conducting a task. (Credit: Image courtesy of Imperial College London)
ScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2009) — Young adults with a genetic variant that raises their risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease show changes in their brain activity decades before any symptoms might arise, according to a new brain imaging study by scientists from the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. The results may support the idea that the brain’s memory function may gradually wear itself out in those who go on to develop Alzheimer’s.

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