Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

New blood test for Alzheimer’s can accurately predict disease years before brain scan, researchers say

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have determined a method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s dementia via a blood test, possibly years before a brain scan would be able to detect the disease. Reporting on their findings in the medical journal Neurology, researchers say the test would analyze the levels of… Read More »

Coffee Could Offer Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

The interaction of a component of coffee with the caffeine increases blood levels of a crucial growth factor which appears to protect against the process of Alzheimer’s disease. Making use of mice bred for developing Alzheimer’s like symptoms, researchers provide evidence that caffeinated coffee protects against the disease which isn’t possible with other beverages that… Read More »

Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer’s disease

Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The study highlights the potential of new technologies to help diagnose and monitor conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 525,000 people in the UK. In 2014,… Read More »