Two new studies now suggest that a noninvasive eye scan could soon be used to catch Alzheimer’s disease early.
The world’s population is aging rapidly and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise.
For this reason, the need for efficient dementia screening methods that can be applied to millions of people is dire.
Current diagnostic practices are either invasive or ineffective.
For instance, brain scans are costly, and spinal taps — or lumbar punctures — are invasive and potentially harmful.