The researchers from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, are working on a specific kind of blood tests that will be designed to help the doctors in detecting Alzheimer's disease, dementia and also the mild cognitive impairment. This early and advance diagnose will help the patients in starting their treatment. They can understand their condition in a better way and also look for the appropriate treatments.
Usually delay in diagnosing disease leads to problems in day to day life. Early detection helps the patient to adjust.
The co-researcher, Sid O'Bryant, interim director of the Institute for Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research at the health science center explains, “In the Alzheimer's world, we don't detect the disease until it's pretty advanced. If someone is clinically diagnosable with Alzheimer's, it has been going on for years. We need to be able to detect it earlier and earlier so we can create new ways to prevent the disease itself and do early treatment so we can be most effective in treating our patients.”