Brain Microbleeds in Patients Linked to Cognitive Decline, MRI Study Shows

Brain Microbleeds in Patients Linked to Cognitive Decline, MRI Study Shows

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Brain Microbleeds in Patients Linked to Cognitive Decline, MRI Study Shows

Microbleeds found in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were associated with cognitive decline, a study demonstrated.  Higher levels of a microbleed-associated biomarker also were found in patients with dementia. Moreover, a statistical analysis found the presence of certain microbleeds was independently associated with a fivefold higher risk of Parkinson’s dementia. These findings suggest that, along with blood biomarkers, microbleeds may serve as a radiological marker for cognitive…

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