An Alzheimer’s blood test? It’ll soon be possible

Scientists say that a blood test that identifies people who are likely to develop Alzheimer’s could be ready to go in two years 무료 mp3new 빠른 다운로드! But what does that have to do with you or me – isn’t Alzheimer’s something that only old people get?

It is, but this test is aimed at spotting the likelihood long before it happens, which is a massive leap when it comes to the condition. The test is 90% accurate and the hope is that an early warning will help to slow the onset, or even stop deterioration.

Alzheimer’s Is More Common Than You Think

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, worldwide, 13% of people aged 60 or over need long-term care for the condition. And between 2010 and 2050, the total number of older people with care needs will nearly treble from 101 to 277 million.

This means that the Alzheimer’s footprint is increasing. Alzheimer’s starts to affect the brain at least 10 years before there are any outward signs or symptoms of the disease, so an early-warning test is a breakthrough. The new test identifies 10 key proteins in the blood of patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment who will go on to develop Alzheimer’s in the next year.

Also see: Caring For Someone With Alzheimer’s

Source: Sky News

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