New blood test ‘paves way to halt dementia’: Patients could get drugs earlier

A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease that would diagnose patients several years earlier than current methods has been developed by British scientists.

It would enable sufferers to plan for the future and to spend more time with their loved ones before their memory fades.

Crucially, researchers also hope it will pave the way for a cure by selecting patients in the very early stages of the illness to test new drugs.

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