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A simple test for Alzheimer’s - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 21, 2014

Medical Discovery News A simple test for Alzheimer’s

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:45 am

If you could take a test that would determine whether you would develop an incurable, degenerative and fatal illness, would you? Or would you rather not know, choosing to remain blissfully ignorant?

This is the dilemma that seniors may face because of a new test that claims to predict Alzheimer’s disease. A study of those age 70 or older claims to verify with 90 percent accuracy a test of whether they will develop the disease in the next two to three years. Currently, 35 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s, a number that is predicted to rise to 115 million by 2050.

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