Researchers in the United States have suggested that a blood test could be used to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
The researchers analysed the blood samples of 525 people over a five year period, before comparing the samples of 53 individuals who had developed Alzheimer’s disease or a mild cognitive impairment, with the samples of 53 individuals who had remained mentally agile.
It was found that the samples had difference in the levels of 10 fats between the two groups; and that these markers could be used to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s in the coming years; with the researchers suggesting that such a test could predict with 90 percent accuracy the likelihood of an individual being diagnosed with autism within the next three years.
Currently, over 40 million individuals globally have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and it is expected that this figure will treble by 2050.
Whilst the latest research has suggested that a blood test could predict the onset of Alzheimer’s; for those whose family members have been diagnosed with the condition, but want to maintain their independence within their own home, the domiciliary care team at Eleanor Care can assist.
Our care services are tailored to the individual’s needs and requirements, enabling our clients to choose the level of responsibility they wish to take on in creating their own bespoke package; whilst our carers will ensure that the clients’ needs and preferences are listened to, ensuring they receive a better quality of life.