Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say
Study claims technique can predict with 90% accuracy whether people will go on to develop Alzheimer’s within three years
theguardian.com, Sunday 9 March 2014 15.59 EDT
A scan shows the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the human brain. Photograph: Alamy
Scientists have developed a new blood test that they claim could detect whether or not a person will develop dementia within three years.
Changes in the blood may signify Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages, researchers found.