Aip-health News 20. Dec.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- New blood test for Alzheimer's risk
- Christmas opening hours
An important announcement with regards to the Christmas period and an interesting development for
NEW BLOOD TEST FOR ALZHEIMER'S
Could a new blood test could pick up Alzheimer’s ten years before symptoms?
A new blood test could predict the onset of Alzheimer's
A blood test presented at a US conference could be used to spot those who are most at risk of developing
dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, allowing treatments to begin earlier, or lifestyles to be adapted to cope with
the condition. The test has had 100% accuracy on distinguishing healthy individuals and those with the disease.
It is still very early days in the development of the blood test, but there are high hopes it will be ready for
commercial use in the coming years. There are a couple of other similar Alzheimer’s test also in development, one
with 90% accuracy within 3 years of its onset, and another with 87% within a year. This most recent one has found
that those who developed the disease had much higher levels of IRS-1, allowing a prediction of developing the condition should this show up in other blood
All of these tests are excellent for those who have higher chances of developing the Alzheimer's Disease,
enabling them to start following certain lifestyle routines in order to try and delay the onset, or indeed be more
prepared for the condition. However it does also raise the question of – Would you really want to know?
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
With Christmas being next Thursday we thought it necessary to let you know our opening hours for the next week
- Open as usual Monday 22nd, and Tuesday 23rd
- Closing at 2pm GMT Wednesday 24th
- Thursday 25th and Friday 26th our offices will be closed
Any orders placed online during Christmas will be shipped as soon as possible upon our return on Monday 29th, as
well as emails and voicemails being responded to then also.