Eye Test Could Lead To Middle-Age Alzheimer’s Catch

January 15, 2010

U.K. (ChattahBox) – A new method of scanning for Alzheimer’s almost 20 years before the average age of onset is being developed by a British research group, and could lead to major changes in early detection technology.

The method would be available through optometrist office’s, and would allow middle-age patients to be screened for the disease.

As it is already in a heavy stage of development, and is inexpensive to operate, it is hoped that within three years it will be a part of regular checkups.

“This research is very exciting. If we can delay the onset of dementia by five years, we can halve the number of people who will die from the disease,” Alzheimer’s Society’s Dr Susanne Sorensen said of the method created by University College London.

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5 Responses to “Eye Test Could Lead To Middle-Age Alzheimer’s Catch”

  1. Alzheimer's Disease Support on January 16th, 2010 4:11 am

    This would be great if it proves to work!

    Alzheimer’s disease is terrible and we need to help find a cure and tests like this may provide valuable insight into what’s taking place when our loved ones are experiencing symptoms.

    Alzheimer’s Disease Support Canada

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  5. Ana Mil on July 2nd, 2010 6:14 am

    I agree, if having an eye test can help to prevent or catch Alzheimer’s it would help a lot of people, I for one have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer and knowing that early detection can in some way slow down development or stop the progress, would be fantastic.

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