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Advancements in Alzheimer’s Disease Detection and Risk Assessment

Alzheimers Disease Detection

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  • Preclinical signs of Alzheimer’s disease may be evident in cognitive tests as early as 20 years before the disease actually sets in, allowing for much earlier intervention
  • Blood tests measuring brain proteins (lysosomal proteins) may help predict Alzheimer’s up to 10 years before the disease develops
  • Another biomarker panel may predict the disease within a two to three-year timeframe with over 90 percent accuracy; PET scans and retinal tests also offer hope of early detection

By Dr. Mercola

Recent Alzheimer's research suggests preclinical signs of Alzheimer's disease may be evident as early as 20 years before the disease actually sets in, allowing for much earlier intervention.


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