Sunday, December 21, 2008

Alzheimer's test is a matter of memory, some argue
December 21, 2008
There's no mammogram or PSA test for Alzheimer's disease. Yet an Alzheimer's group this month began a push for simple memory screenings in a bid to catch possible warning signs of dementia sooner.

Memory screening

Five-minute mini-tests, doable at a health fair, are hugely controversial. But the provocative new report from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America contends they're a valuable but overlooked tool. The government has begun reviewing whether there's enough science to back broader use of them.

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