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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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Early Intervention and Discrimination 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 care insurance […]

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Early Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis A small study shows promising results for a test that could detect Alzheimer’s disease with a simple blood test. The implications are profound. 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 years or so. Nonetheless, within these parameters the […]

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Diagnosis Not Precise Usually we think of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as affecting seniors who are on up in years. It’s less well-known that 10 percent of people with Alzheimer’s have the early-onset variety. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can strike before 65 years of age. Of the more than 5 million people in the United States, almost 4 percent […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Rarely Reported 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 United States, a […]

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Alzheimer’s 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 every […]

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Many Don’t Want Test If Treatment Unavailable 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 that you’re likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease […]

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