“Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s disease”

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s disease,” by Maryilynn Marchione, Associated Press


“An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia. … The disease is usually diagnosed through tests of memory and thinking skills, but that’s very imprecise and usually involves a referral to a neurologist. More reliable methods such as spinal fluid tests and brain scans are invasive or expensive, so a simple blood test that could be done in a family doctor’s office would be a big advance.”


LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

Easier LTCI underwriting too.