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Could an eye test detect Alzheimer's? Simple check could help early diagnosis

The research comes as a separate study suggests the loss of your sense of smell could be an early indicator of dementia

Regular eye tests could be used to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer's, new research suggests.

Trials of two different techniques show a key Alzheimer's biomarker can be identified in the retina and lens of the eye.

Both methods were able to distinguish between probable Alzheimer's patients and healthy volunteers with a high level of accuracy.

The results come as other research suggests that a reduced sense of smell could be an early indicator of dementia.


Read more at: Mirror