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Dementia

19 April 2011

Alzheimer diagnosis guideline updated

The US announced that guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, have been updated for the first time in almost three decades.

The United States announced that guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, have been updated for the first time in almost three decades.

Recent advances show changes in the brain as early as 10 years ahead of what has traditionally been the diagnosis of the disease, and the discovery of biomarkers in blood and spinal fluid that may help researchers identify it in advance.

 

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