Blood tests to detect dementia to be offered by UK Memory Clinics 

A five-year project to study blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia has been announced, funded by the Blood Biomarker Challenge (Find out more about this here:  

Led by University College London (the ADAPT study) and the University of Oxford (the READ-OUT study), a range of blood tests will be conducted on around 5,000 volunteers in UK Memory Clinics, with researchers looking for traces of amyloid and tau proteins in the samples, with some tests also looking for potential biomarkers for vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. People will be tested at different stages of dementia to see how accurate the blood tests are at detecting disease. 

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