Alzheimer Disease: Amyloid Burden & Loneliness

November 29, 2016

Is loneliness predictive of preclinical Alzheimer disease? Dr. Lazzara discusses a study of cortical amyloid burden and loneliness in older adults.

Utilizing measurements of cortical amyloid burden and UCLA-3 loneliness scores, researchers asked if loneliness could be a neuropsychiatric preclinical symptom of Alzheimer disease. In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Neurology Times, Dr. Bobby Lazzara reports on a study of 79 cognitively normal, community-dwelling adults with an average age of 76.4 years.