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A recent mri scan has revealed pontine matter ischaemic

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a recent mri scan has revealed pontine white matter ischaemic changes and moderate bilateral temporal atrophy: are these precursors of dementia?

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as we all get older, we can have small broken blood vessels in the brain which can show up white matter ischemic changes bright on T2 weighted images.

as we get older as well, it is very common to see atrophy and shrinkage of the brain.

these typically are not precursors to dementia

regular exercise and eating healthy and getting good circulation into the brain can help you prevent dementia

let me know if you have questions.

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