Blood testing for Alzheimer’s
There’s more than one claim stating success for Alzheimer’s blood tests. I’m sure they will have it figured out shortly. there are also many promising treatments that need more testing from many different researchers, It does paint a better picture.
Many people say they would not want to know if they will get the disease, they say it ruins the rest of their lives. If they can predict it many years ahead, then early treatment will help.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/ Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:38:30 -0700
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A study has found the first evidence suggesting that a simple blood test could be used to diagnose a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, UCLA researchers reported Thursday. An estimated five … read more …
http://www.hngn.com/ Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:30:27 -0700
Scientists in Taiwan have create the world’s first blood test to determine Alzheimer’s disease, based on nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has taken a front seat in the field of drug delivery and medicine. Read more …
http://www.nj1015.com/ Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:30:59 -0700
The day may be sooner rather than later that a simple blood test can determine whether a patient has Alzheimer’s disease a decade before symptoms even appear.Read more …
http://news.google.com Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:03:59 GMT
CBS LocalClinical Trials Provide Hope For Alzheimer’s TreatmentsCBS LocalPart of the effort, Dr. O’Bryant says, is to see if different drugs on different types of Alzheimer’s patients will have different results. “It’s really interesting to see the d …Read more …
Alzheimers Dis. 20 Suppl 1: S239–48. doi:10.3233/JAD-2010-1378. PMID 20164571. Nehlig A (2010). “Is caffeine a cognitive enhancer?”. J. Alzheimers Dis Read more …
https://plus.google.com 03/10/2014 14:01
Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer’s Up to Three Years in Advance
If Alzheimer’s disease could be detected in its early stages, before evident memory loss and functional decline, existing treatments could be started sooner, possibly with more effect. And emerging therapies might stand a greater chance of delaying symptoms. They might even cure the disease, which is projected to afflict 115 million people worldwide by 2050.
To date, tests intended to predict Alzheimer’s onset have been of limited utility. Such tests include imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging and brain amyloid imaging, and biomarker techniques, such as cerebrospinal fluid tau and amyloid-beta levels. They have failed to enjoy common clinical use because they are invasive, time-consuming, or expensive.
Now, however, a blood test that identifies 10 lipids has been used to predict Alzheimer’s onset. According to a study published March 9 in Nature Medicine, the test “predicted phenoconversion to either amnestic mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease within a 2–3 year timeframe with over 90% accuracy.”
Thu Apr 16 14:05:52 +0000 2015
Can Alzheimer’s Disease be detected earlier with this new blood test? http://t.co/fVOgPFOqO1
There seems to be a glimmer of hope with the right treatment to beat this disease.