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Is there a test for Alzheimer’s disease?

By: Andrew E. Budson, MD, Contributor After spending 30 minutes hunting for your car in a parking lot, or getting lost on a familiar route, have you ever considered asking your doctor for a blood test or brain scan to find out if you have Alzheimerís disease? A number of factors contribute to Alzheimerís disease. By definition, this form of dementia involves the buildup of a protein in brain called beta-amyloid. Beta-amyloid forms plaques that…

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