Article after article about meticulous research, studies, and funding for Alzheimer’s….here is something really worth reading!
A spinal fluid test could potentially detect Alzheimer’s early in patients showing signs of memory loss. The article quotes an accuracy rate of 100%, though research is still being done.
Either way, this is the first promising groundbreaking article on Alzheimer’s research and detection we’ve read in a while. Anyone who has dealt with Alzheimer’s knows how painful and complicated detection and diagnosis can be – from recognizing the signs, to convincing your loved one to seek help, to trusting the doctor’s accuracy. A simple test that can be administered in the earliest stages of the disease could do wonders for patients and caretakers alike.
See the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/health/research/10spinal.html?_r=2&ref=global-home