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Dementia

10 August 2010

'Biomarkers' Could Spot Alzheimer's Disease Early, Studies Suggest

Levels of 3 proteins might point to impending trouble and someday help with diagnosis, treatment

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"This just reinforces the recommendation by [Alzheimer's working groups] saying that biomarkers can actually be incorporated today into clinical practice in order to add a certain piece to the diagnosis if patients are already presenting with something that looks like Alzheimer's," said Maria C. Carrillo, senior director of medical and scientific relations at the Alzheimer's Association.

 

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