Young YOU: Progress with blood test for Alzheimer’s

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44 MILLION The estimated number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s or related diseases worldwide.  (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
44 MILLION The estimated number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s or related diseases worldwide. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Scientists recently unveiled the results of several studies at a Chicago conference that show it might soon be possible to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease using a new blood test.  

Alzheimer’s is an incurable condition that affects your memory, thinking ability and behaviour. It gradually progresses until the patient can no longer communicate. 

The research indicates it’s possible to measure the levels of a certain group of proteins in the blood.  

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