Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

New Eye Scan May Help Detect Alzheimer’s

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease is difficult. Brain scans and spinal taps can detect signs of the illness early but are impractical for screening millions of people. As a result, the disease is often diagnosed via memory tests or through the observation of behavioral changes, at which point the disease may be quite advanced. Now, according to… Read More »

Blood test detects early Alzheimer’s

A simple blood test that detects signs of brain damage could be used to spot developing Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists. The test looks for a structural protein that leaks out of damaged or dying neurons. In a population of 247 people with a genetic mutation known to trigger young-onset Alzheimer’s, the test revealed higher than… Read More »

MRI brain scans better ID people likely to develop Alzheimer’s

Common clinical tests are no match for MRI brain exams when it comes to predicting which patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease. That’s among the findings of a study that will be presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, running from November 25 to 30 in Chicago. According to researchers, common… Read More »