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Brain Scan for Alzheimer’s

A recently approved plaque-tracking dye can improve doctors’ ability to identify Alzheimer’s. Beginning next month, doctors can use a brain scan to better diagnose Alzheimer’s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a fluorescent dye that binds to amyloid plaques, a physical hallmark of the disease, as a diagnostic tool. Currently, doctors cannot be […]

Alzheimer's Diagnosis Possible With Scan

Alzheimer Diagnosis Possible With Scan

A much-anticipated test developed by Eli Lilly & Co. that detects the presence of proteins in the brain that are related to Alzheimer’s disease was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. The tool could enable clinicians to detect Alzheimer’s earlier and more accurately in patients at the earliest sign of memory problems—a potential […]

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Simple Medical Tests Can Predict Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A combination of medical tests could improve the prediction of impending Alzheimer’s disease in patients, according to a recent study. By comparing risk factors based on magnetic resonance imaging, cerebrospinal fluid and neuropsychological testing, researchers at the University of California and the San Diego School of Medicine believe that doctors will be able to assess […]