It was not long ago when this same group of researchers successfully identified characteristic neurological changes through costly brain imaging techniques as soon as 20 years before disease onset, but after a recent genetic analysis of pati
A group of investigators from the University of Melbourne, Australia recently developed a simple blood test that could very well change the future of diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease, and may ultimately be a driving force behind the improvement of patient outcomes, as it allows earlier detection of this type of dementia. Alzheimer's Australia estimates about 70% of 332,000 dementia cases in the country will progress to Alzheimer's disease. Lead investigator Andrew Hill explained in an article on ABC Australia recently that an early diagnosis is crucial to improving patient outcome with this type of neurodegenerative disease, as the damage has been shown to be irreversible. A considerable number of studies have also shown the efficacy of positive lifestyle changes in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer's, when implemented early on.