Blood test for Alzheimer’s

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A new blood test may identify more than 80% of people with increased likelihood of having amyloid in the brain, a protein that’s a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study that was presented this week at Boston’s international Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease conference.

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10 warning signs for Alzheimer’s

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Karin Gallagher, of Maplewood of Marshall, was a guest on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show and provided these warning signs.

10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work, or leisure
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  • New problem with words in speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality

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blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s goes on sale

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A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much easier for people to learn whether they have dementia. It also raises concern about the accuracy and impact of such life-altering news.

It has however not been approved by the FDA

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First Alzheimer’s Blood Test Rolled Out for Clinical Use in US

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The first blood test designed to assist physicians in determining whether a patient has Alzheimer’s disease is now available in most US states, the company C2N Diagnostics announced October 29. The test measures biomarkers that frequently reflect the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain—a hallmark of Alzheimer’s—as well as the presence of a gene variant that increases the risk of the disease.

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See Alzheimer’s coming eight years ahead

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An artificial intelligence (AI) tool was able to accurately predict Alzheimer’s disease almost eight years before a person was diagnosed, according to a study recently published in the journal EClinicalMedicine, and researchers say the tool could help providers to identify patients in early stages of the disease.

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Artificial Intelligence and Alzheimer’s

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A team led by Dr Laura Ferraiuolo of The University of Sheffield have found that AI could be used to assess and monitor potential patients. Specifically, machines could be programmed to recognise Alzheimer’s by looking at an image of a patient’s brain, as well as assessing their movements and speech to determine if they are likely to be suffering from the condition before symptoms progress.

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A better test for Alzheimer’s

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Clinical trials of Alzheimer’s medicines have failed frequently but now researchers believe that this may have been caused by the drugs given too late. So if they could just develop a test that would detect Alzheimer’s earlier, it would make the drugs that have failed for use later in the process, so much more productive.

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Early detection

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There may not be a cure yet for Alzheimer’s disease but now there is a faster way to get an early diagnosis.

Neurosciences Medical Clinic now provides a NEW service that allows for the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Science allows us to combine a series of physical, memory, imaging and genetic testing in order to determine if someone has Alzheimer’s Disease in order to prepare for what is to come later on in life.

Please Contact Neurosciences Medical Clinic at 786-600-7004 in order to learn more or follow their social media pages @NeurosciencesMedicalClinic or click on their webpage: Neurosciencesclinics.com. The clinic provides free initial screening.

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Early and remote detection is key

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Within a few years, doctors will be able to remotely evaluate patients for their risk of developing Alzheimer’s diseaseParkinson’s disease and frontotemporal dementia — without having to hook them up to expensive, cumbersome machines generally found only in hospitals. That’s the vision of Israeli entrepreneur Nathan Intrator, CEO of Neurosteer. “Millions of people suffer from neurodegenerative diseases, and as life expectancy goes up, that number will only increase,” 

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A new blood test that could change things

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A simple blood test may soon be able to diagnose patients with two common forms of dementia – Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) – and tell the two apart.

Researchers at UC San Francisco analyzed the blood test in more than 300 patients and say they hope to see such a test available in doctor’s offices within five years.

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They may change before you have a dianosis

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When it comes to Alzheimer’s, what happens first: beta amyloid plaques, or the visible personality and cognitive changes common with the disease? Researchers have long believed that amyloid drives neurodegeneration in the brain. But it’s possible that subtle changes in a person’s thinking abilities may actually precede the development of beta-amyloid protein, providing more clues to the complexity of the disease, according to a new study.

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3 early symptoms that may indicate later Alzheimer’s

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A study found that consistently worrying about our memory—think rushing to WebMD every day to determine whether or not occasionally forgetting the route to a friend’s house means we’re destined to develop Alzheimer’s—is a sign that we may have a lower risk of receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The study found that forgetting your own forgetfulness is more concerning and could be an early sign of dementia.

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Know the signs and talk about it

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A survey released this week by the Alzheimer’s Association finds that nearly 90 percent of Americans say they would want others to tell them if they were showing signs of memory loss or other symptoms of dementia. And yet, nearly three quarters of Americans say having that conversation would be “challenging” for them.

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