Alzheimer’s research has made great strides in recent years. Scientists have found new ways to diagnose the disease while it’s still in its early stages. Blood tests and brain scans may be able to spot the presence of beta-amyloid and other Alzheimer’s markers before symptoms appear. And although no definitive
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No one test will prove that a person has Alzheimer’s disease. However, a skilled physician can conduct a comprehensive evaluation and make the diagnosis with more than 90 percent accuracy.
Alzheimer’s disease actually starts to develop before symptoms become apparent. The plaques and tangles most likely exist within the brain for
After years of struggling to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in its early stages, scientists are finally closing in on several tests that can identify individuals who appear healthy, but are significantly more likely to develop the neurodegenerative disease in the future. Experts believe that AD must be caught early to
Alzheimer’s disease strikes more than five million Americans, two-thirds of whom are women. Yet, one of the major challenges of the disease continues to be early detection.
Developing tests for Alzheimer’s diseases and even dementia is ongoing, but new research has revealed clinical approaches, self-tests, and self-analysis that may help identify