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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with an Eye Exam

By |November 19, 2013|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , |

There have been a number of different methods to diagnose Alzheimer’s suggested in the past several months. Photo therapy, blood sugar levels, and even sniffing peanut butter have all been floated as potential dementia detection tools.

A new idea detailed at the Society for Neuroscience conference last week, though, provides one of the simplest and most accessible methods of detecting Alzheimer’s disease.

Retinal Thinning

Researchers at Georgetown University found that mice with Alzheimer’s experienced a loss of thickness of the retina.

The study has not yet been published, but scientists discussed their findings at the recent conference in San Diego. In the mice with[…]

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