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In a recent search of the web on Alzheimer's news, I came across a 2/12/2010 announcement from OPKO Health, Inc. of their development of "a simple diagnostic blood test for Alzheimer's disease." You can find out more about OPKO and this news by searching "OPKO Health, Inc." I want to caution you, though, this is not yet news we can take and run with even though their preliminary findings indicate the test was approximately 95% accurate. They are wisely couching their news in "forward-looking statements." This includes the use of words such as "expects," "believes," "could," "estimates," and others. The upshot is that once further testing is completed, the test may or may not actually perform as it is hoped it will.

I am telling you about this because I consider it to be a sign of the progress being made in the field of dementia and Alzheimer's. We must not give up hope that some day we will not only have a blood test for Alzheimer's, but we will have a cure.

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