New test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s

A breakthrough in diagnosing Alzheimer’s has come to light after researchers have discovered new ways of detecting the disease.

Researchers claim the debilitating brain disease could possibly be detected through testing fluid taken from the spine. Tests so far have been proving hopeful and accuracy levels have been as high as 100 percent. The spinal test comes along at the same time scanning machine that can be used to detect amyloid plaques developing in the brain.

Alzheimer’s has only been fully diagnosed after death until now. Further studies into the disease have now shown that the disease can be detected earlier and researchers hope this will lead to cures for the disease.

Researchers say that once Alzheimer’s has started to destroy brain cells it becomes difficult to do anything to stop the disease, but now there are hundreds of drugs being tested to help this.