Blood Test Shows Promise For Early Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's Disease, University of Genoa Study
10/22/2009 7:31:02 AM
ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2009) — Elderly people exhibiting memory disturbances that do not affect their normal, daily life suffer from a condition called "mild cognitive impairment" (MCI). Some MCI patients go on to develop Alzheimer's disease within a few years, whereas other cases remain stable, exhibiting only benign senile forgetfulness. It is crucial to develop simple, blood-based tests enabling early identification of these patients that will progress in order to begin therapy as soon as possible, potentially delaying the onset of dementia.