Scientists in Canada are working on introducing a saliva test that will be able to detect Alzheimer’s. This would be a ground breaking medical discovery that will help millions all over the world manage a very serious illness.
“Alzheimer’s disease affects around 5.3 million people in the US and is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. It is predicted that by 2050, around 13.5 million Americans will have the condition.
Lead author Shraddha Sapkota, PhD, a neuroscience graduate of the University of Alberta in Canada, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC).
At present, there is no single test to determine whether an individual has Alzheimer’s or is at risk for the condition. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis requires thorough medical evaluation, including physical and neurological examinations and mental status testing.”
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