Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnostics

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) presents many challenges at the individual, family, and health system levels. One way in which the burdens caused by this disease could be mitigated would be the development of rapid, early and low-cost diagnostic tests that would enable patients with AD to know they have the disease before its more notable and debilitating later stages. In this week’s Deep Dive, we will explore the state of diagnostic methods for AD, where the cutting edge research is today, and the major challenges that still exist.