Alzheimer’s: New test could detect disease TEN YEARS before symptoms develop

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent

Scientists hope a new test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at least a decade before symptoms appear – paving the way for early treatment

The discovery of a fall in levels of a certain type of genetic material could signal an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

The biological marker is found in cereal spinal fluid (CSF) at least 10 years before signs of dementia become apparent.

There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, and one in three people over 65 will die from the degenerative disease.

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