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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 »

New MRI brain scan technique could predict up to 95% of Alzheimer's cases

New MRI brain scan technique could predict up to 95% of Alzheimer’s cases years before symptoms set in, study finds The small study at Washington University School of Medicine involved 61 patients It suggests a technique that, if successful, would be a better alternative to the current questionnaire screening method Current screenings are 70% effective; the… Read More »