Oct 17, 2011

Should Every 80 Year Old Be Tested for Alzheimer's Disease?

Should every 80 year old be tested for Alzheimer's?

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Current statistics indicate that at the age of 80 there is 33 percent chance that you will suffer from dementia.

One out of every three persons.

So, if we know that on balance, over a large population, that one out of every three persons 80 or older will suffer from Alzheimer's, shouldn't we test everyone?






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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room