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A New Option For Spotting Alzheimer's Disease Early

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/16/2014

It's estimated some 5-million Americans are battling Alzheimer's Disease. But by 2050, those numbers will nearly triple. Doctors say if it's caught in the early stages, they have a better chance of treating Alzheimer's. The problem is, most patients don't see a doctor until it's too late. But now, there's a new option. As Clark Powell shows us, doctors have developed a simple test that can help spot problems early, so that patients can seek treatment sooner. Doctors say while the test doesn't diagnose diseases like Alzheimer's, it is a very effective screening tool that allows them to track a patient's cognitive abilities very closely. Currently, there are other tests that can be given to patients at the doctors office, but they can be costly and time-consuming. Because patients take this test at home, it would save time and money.

   
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