Nearly 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia which affects their memory, language and family relationships.
Now a blood marker, called Soluble C-D14, is being studied as a potential tool in the neurological disease. Chronic inflammation in the body caused by genetics, disease, or lifestyle is very damaging to cells playing a role in vascular disease and dementia.
“We are increasingly recognizing that infection and inflammation play a role in neurodegeneration and vascular diseases,” said Dr. Sudha Seshadri, M.D. Professor of Neurology at UT Health San Antonio.