There are not always very many early symptoms of having Alzheimer’s disease and it is a very scary disease to have. There is actually a new way to utilize technology similar to what is found in an eye doctor’s office. This is huge news because it could show the early stages of Alzheimer’s before you would normally ever be able to tell any other way. This could mean that just going in to get your regular eye exam, they could one day also simultaneously screen for the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Key Takeaways:

  • More testing is needed to determine if these eye exams are accurate.
  • It appears that there may be a way to detect Alzheimer’s years earlier than actual symptoms appear
  • Testing could be done as early as people in their 40s to allow for possible early treatment

“Scientists estimate that Alzheimer’s-related plaques can build up in the brain two decades before the onset of symptoms, so researchers have been looking for ways to detect the disease sooner.”

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