"A simple blood test that can detect the onset of Alzheimer’s has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough for combating the disease.
The test could speed up diagnosis in GP surgeries and boost the development of drugs to tackle the condition. At present there is no effective treatment but the illness will affect 600,000 Britons by 2025.
Researchers showed that the test had more than 90 per cent accuracy in spotting toxic proteins in the brain that can be an early indication of the disease. This could enable doctors to identify the illness before memory loss or mental decline."