Alzheimer’s is a disease that effects so many people in our country that its actually the third ranking killer. It is very deadly and it is being researched daily for treatable pathways to take for our medical system. Thanks to our scientific progress we are now determining that it can be caught in early stages due to vision changes. With even more research , advancements and greater medical treatments will be available to us in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • The human retina is made of neural tissue and can show signs of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nutrients taken for eye health, such as lutine and astaxanthin can also keep the brain healthy.
  • The same fat deposits that are indicative of Alzheimer’s Disease can be found in the eyes of people who suffer from Macular Degeneration and Alzheimer’s

“Alzheimer’s is pervasive, affecting 5.2 million Americans. An inexpensive and broadly applied screening tool would flag large numbers of early-stage patients.”

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