An alarming new study has discovered yet another devastating blow Alzheimer’s Disease can have on it’s victims. The study found that the brain’s of patients being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease began shrinking a decade before any symptoms appeared. Both Massachusetts General and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago were involved in the research study.
The study not only allowed researchers to differentiate between who would decline in health and who would remain healthy but went as far as being able to tell how quickly patients would develop the disease.
While the developments of the disease are scary, they are in many ways beneficial. Alzheimer’s is one of many diseases we have not yet been able to find a cure for. Any research breakthroughs are considered beneficial and there is a hope that soon a medicine can be offered to slow down the progression of the disease. Until then, the more research being conducted and the more participants that come forward are the only way true, beneficial progress can be made.