Eye exam could detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – New research shows eye exams could detect early signs of Alzheimer’s, and brain scans could possibly predict symptoms.

The comparatively simple eye exam that could detect Alzheimer’s disease many years before severe clinical symptoms appear, and it is about to undergo a clinical trial.

Dr. James Brewer, Chair and Professor at UCSD’s Dept. of Neuroscience and Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s San Diego/Imperial Chapter, was in studio to tell us more about this.

UC San Diego Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will provide no-cost memory assessment appointments for persons 75 years and older.

Jan. 14 and Jan. 28
8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
9444 Medical Center Drive, #1-100, La Jolla, 92037

For more information or to reserve a time slot, call (858) 822-4800 or visit https://adrc.ucsd.edu/. Additional appointments will be offered throughout the year.

 

 

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