Screening for Alzheimer’s Disease: Facilitating an Early Diagnosis for Prompt Intervention

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In this episode of MEDcast, expert geriatric psychiatrists explore the urgent need for effective diagnostic methods that can detect Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage. We will discuss blood-based biomarkers and other advancements that can help screen Alzheimer’s disease non-invasively and early in the disease course.

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0:00 Introduction

1:35 Importance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

05:48 The pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease

09:32 Screening for Alzheimer’s disease

11:18 The role of biomarkers

13:15 Genetic testing

17:17 Ethics of genetic testing

17:54 The role of imaging

21:37 Utility and practicality of PET scans

24:00 CSF-based biomarkers

27:15 Promising blood-based biomarkers

30:48 Summary