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Blood Test for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease Likely to Arrive Soon? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary A blood test developed by researchers in Australia and Japan appears to be able to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, with 90% accuracy. Detection of amyloid beta in the blood may be taken as a biomarker for … Continue reading

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Experiences of the Transition from Cognitive Impairment to Dementia (NIHRSDO Report / Lancet Neurology)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 11, June 2011]. Abstract This qualitative exploratory study investigated the experience receiving a diagnosis of dementia and how this affects people; the help and … Continue reading

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