Wednesday, April 11, 2018
New low cost blood test may detect tendency for Alzheimer's decades in advance
David Nield reports on “ScienceAlert” on a new blood test that can detect a propensity for Alzheimer’s Disease three decades early, by finding plaque markers in the blood.
It appears that this may be a relatively inexpensive test, along the lines of Jack Andraka’s pancreatic cancer test.
But it is not clear what someone with a positive test would do about it.
There are genetic diseases like Huntington’s with tests that can predict early dementia.