Brain Buzz – Early Detection


Why does it take so long for most people to get an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis? One of the reasons is a lack of diagnostic tests that can detect dementia in the early stages, before cognitive decline is evident. Having a way to accurately identify people who are showing early signs of the disease will also allow research into new, more effective treatments since damage to the brain at that stage may be minimal and perhaps treatable. Thankfully, research is starting to reveal potential early signs of the disease, an important first step in developing tests for early diagnosis or predicting risk of future dementia.