When considering how aging is affecting your parents, consider Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
The test detects levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to the neurodegenerative condition. A build-up of beta-amyloid can become a sticky plaque which is thought to block signaling between cells at synapses and cause Alzheimer's disease.
Here’s a to-do list for preventing dementia, new research suggests: Ditch red meat, take a brisk walk to the grocery store, do the Sunday crossword and stick to one glass of wine at dinner.
Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.