Tests attempt to predict Alzheimer's disease


July 1, 2010 1:53:49 PM PDT
Researchers claim they have found the best predictor of Alzheimer's disease so far.

It's a combination of two tests.

One is an imaging test of the brain that looks at how well it uses glucose or sugar. The other is a memory recall test.

People with mild cognitive impairment who had poorer scores on both of those tests were almost 12 times more likely to progress to Alzheimer's disease.

The study appears in the journal Neurology.