New Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer’sThe Alzheimer's Site
Could there be a way to predict an Alzheimer’s diagnosis? New research shows a blood test could help detect if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s within three years, with about 90% accuracy. There is still no cure for Alzheimer’s, but this new discovery could still greatly improve how Alzheimer’s is treated, as preventative care could be more effective than only treating after diagnosis.
There’s still a lot more research to be done, as this study is still in its early stages, but researchers are hopeful.
Take a look at the video below to learn more.
Alzheimer’s continues to grow costlier, and the prevalence of this tragic disease only continues to grow. Many American elders depend on Medicare for coverage of treatment they need during their golden years, but Medicare does not cover long-term care for Alzheimer’s leaving family and loved ones to shoulder a care burden currently estimated to be worth over $217 billion.
This cannot continue! You can help America’s Alzheimer’s patients by signing our petition demanding Medicare step up and cover 100% of long-term care for any person with Alzheimer’s or other dementias whose doctor has recommended it.