Alzheimer's is one of the most feared and definitive treatments of our time. However, according to the results of research by a group of scientists from Washington University of Washington; With a simple blood test, the patient can be diagnosed 20 years before the onset of memory loss.
According to the British newspaper The Guardian; A total of 158 people over the age of 50 participated in the study, the predicted rate of disease used in blood tests was 94 percent. Researchers will accelerate drug trial tests due to new blood tests, he said.
Scientists, early diagnosis can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's talk, which may be the key to finding a more effective drug or treatment, he said.
People can provide quality of life for years
Professor Randall Bateman notes that patients currently follow through brain imaging only, and their follow-up is very expensive and time consuming. Bateman emphasized that thousands of people can be screened quickly and at a very low cost with blood tests.
There is no definitive cure for Alzheimer's, and the only valid treatment to date is helping to slow the progression of the disease. Therefore, the ability to diagnose the disease 10 years before the onset of memory loss can promise people a quality of life for years to come.