Alzheimer’s: Detection Gets Better, But Not Treatment

Some recent breakthroughs on the Alzheimer’s detection front: First, it was announced last week that researchers have discovered a gene mutation that could triple a person’s risk of getting the disease. Then, the New York Times reported on new brain-scan technology – on the market since June and growing in popularity – that can clearly show whether the insidious clumps of brain plaque related to Alzheimer’s are present. While researchers and those who sell scan equipment may be excited about …