Blood Test Nearing For Alzheimer’s

Researchers reported recently that they are nearing development of a blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease, a breakthrough that would allow doctors to begin intervening at the earliest, most treatable stage.

The news was reported in October at a meeting of the American Osteopathic Association, according to a story on doctor taking a blood sample

It uses autoantibodies as blood-based biomarkers to detect the presence of a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Those found to have the markers would be encouraged to make lifestyle changes that could slow the development of the diseases.

In Alzheimer’s, the brain begins to change years before symptoms emerge.

There is currently no definitive blood test to detect the disease.

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