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X-Rays Of The Earliest Stage Of Alzheimer’s Offer Critical Clue About How It Starts

As many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease today, and that number could more than triple by 2025. The brain disorder is the most common form of dementia, causing memory loss that worsens over time and eventually pushes the body to shut down. (Not to mention that it’s also one of the costliest health conditions in the U.S.)

Some drugs can slow down the development of Alzheimer’s in some patients, but they don’t work for everyone ― and there is no cure.

But new research has captured more detailed images of the brain at earlier stages of Alzheimer’s disease than have ever been seen before. The pictures reveal an important clue about how the illness begins, which researchers say could help them design more effective medications.

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Written by Sarah DiGiulio for huffingtonpost.com

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