Alzheimer’s disease: would you take a free predictive test?

Written by Naamah Maundrell

A study published recently in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy Journal has posed a hypothetical question asking if individuals would take an accurate, free predictive test for Alzheimer’s disease. The analyzed results demonstrated that three-quarters of those surveyed aged 65 years and over would take the test. Meera Sheffrin, lead author from Stanford University School of Medicine (CA, USA), commented:  “Our research confirms that there is a high level of public interest in predictive tests for Alzheimer’s disease. This could be because Alzheimer’s is often in the media and perceived as a particularly devastating disease. This interest, and the potential high...

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