A new study: a blood test could predict dementia 15 years before diagnosis.

A new study by researchers at the University of Warwick and Fudan University in China suggests that a blood test that looks for changes in certain proteins could predict dementia up to 15 years before diagnosis.

Scientists have so far identified 11 proteins that may predict future dementia. These proteins are known as ‘biomarkers’, markers for biological changes that happen in people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s very early days and lots more work is needed but this could lay the groundwork for the early prediction of dementia and teach us more about how to provide an early and accurate diagnosis.


Source: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/2024-02-12/alzheimers-society-responds-dementia-blood-biomarker-study-university-warwick

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