New generation of tests could offer cheaper, less invasive way to detect signs of the disease in older adults with memory problems.

  • New blood tests could offer easier way to detect signs of the disease in older adults with memory issues
  • The tests may be helpful in identifying subjects for clinical trials or to screen for treatment.
  • Alzheimer’s disease afflicts an estimated 6.5 million Americans.

As pharmaceutical companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, other researchers are focusing on a more elemental question.

How can you tell whether a family member or loved one has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia?

These researchers say a new generation of blood tests could offer an easier and accurate way to detect signs of Alzheimer’s, a disease that afflicts an estimated 6.5 million Americans.

 

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