Tag Archives: diagnosis

A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease?

“In this study we sought to find a set of circulating molecules in the blood of individuals who were cognitively normal that would allow us to predict who in the next several years will develop cognitive impairement or Alzheimer’s disease, and that is exactly what we found“ Dr. Federoff at Georgetown University published research in the journal Nature Medicine that identified… Read more »

Waiting too long for a dementia diagnosis?

The dementia themed posts this month are in honour of Alzheimer’s awareness month. If you’re interested, past posts include: defining dementia, dementia gene, G8 dementia summit, and Azheimer’s vs. Parkinson’s disease. About 747,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and this number is expected to climb to 1.4 million in less than 20 years. Recently, the Alzheimer’s Society Canada (ASC)… Read more »