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Four New Links in Diagnosis & Tests of Alzheimer’s

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Scientists warn that new drugs will require earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Announcement about success of solanezumab leads to calls for improved testing to identify those who would benefit from slowing of mental decline

Researchers: Saliva test may reveal Alzheimer’s They caution the results of a recent study are small, and more tests will be needed to judge its accuracy.

Saliva seen as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease …study suggests that analyzing certain chemical compounds in saliva could provide a cheap, noninvasive way to learn whether the brain has begun to undergo the changes that culminate in loss of memory and cognitive function.

Study: Middle Age Memory Failures Can Predict Alzheimer’s 18 Years Before Diagnosis The changes in thinking and memory that precede obvious symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease begin decades before…