Simple blood test could spot Alzheimer’s five years before it kicks in

Source: Daily Mail

A simple blood test could spot Alzheimer’s at least five years before symptoms start to show.

The test’s creator hopes it  will be in widespread use within three years.

Quicker detection of the disease would allow earlier treatment and, with the help of new drugs, those who test positive may never fully develop it.

Those given early warnings could also take preventative measures, such as changing their diet and taking more exercise.

Alzheimer’s and other forms  of dementia affect more than 800,000 Britons. The figure is set to double in a generation.

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