Alzheimer’s can be a devastating illness that we see in many of our cases.  Good news from the front against this disease is that a new blood test was developed that can accurately predict the development of the disease.  While not yet fully available to the public, when it is it could have wide ranging possibilities. 

Knowing in advance that the disease is a real possibility will give people the ability to plan for a time when they may not be able to care for themselves – to purchase long term care insurance, draft a proper will, and make sure a power-of-attorney is in place.  It will also give patients the ability to take medical steps immediately to prevent or treat the disease as early as possible.

You can read the full VOA article here.