Check out this article in yesterday’s Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/10/AR2007061001148.html
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New tests involving blood and brain scans can detect symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and brief appraisals of real-life functioning can predict who is likely to develop it, researchers saidSunday.
The tests will be critical, experts told a meeting on Alzheimer’s disease, because more than 26 million people now have the brain-wasting disease and this number will quadruple, to 106 million, by 2050.”
The article states that “Detecting the disease early can help patients and their families plan better for the future but can also help researchers develop drugs to treat and perhaps even prevent the disease.”
Check it out – finally, a little hope for such a discouraging disease.
Article is written by REUTERS.