Tag: Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

Test Reflects Risks From Blood Transfusions A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease – even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the German Center for […]

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Diagnosing Dementia With Ocular Examination Two novel, noninvasive, and relatively simple eye tests show promise as potential screening tools for early Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Preliminary results from 2 studies presented here at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2014 show that beta-amyloid detected in the eyes significantly correlated with the burden of beta-amyloid in the […]

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Many Don’t Want Test If Alzheimer’s Treatment Not Available By Peter Jaret, AARP Bulletin When researchers recently announced a promising new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease — one that could be as simple to perform as a standard cholesterol test — reactions were mixed. While some experts heralded the news, others worried that, until effective treatments are available, learning […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease A Ticking Time Bomb A team of researchers at Georgetown University and six other medical centers has developed a simple blood test that they say can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, whether an individual will develop Alzheimer’s disease within 2-3 years.  If it works as hoped, such a test could have a profound impact on the long-term […]

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Alzheimer’s Rarely Reported As Cause Of Death A provocative new study has suggested that Alzheimer’s disease causes six times as many deaths as the official statistics would indicate. That makes an already alarming epidemic even more frightening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that, in 2010, Alzheimer’s caused almost 84,000 deaths in the […]

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Early Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis Can Improve Treatment A small study shows promising results that in the near future doctors will be able to predict Alzheimer’s disease accurately using only a simple blood test. As of now this is only a short-term test—it predicts Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds of cognitive decline within the next three […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis Not Precise By Richard C. Senelick, M.D. via Huffington Post Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is defined by progressive memory loss and the loss of other intellectual abilities that are serious enough to interfere with daily life. It is a common problem, and your chance of developing AD doubles […]

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