(BBC) — British researchers have developed a test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages.

It works by looking for a combination of “markers” in the blood which are different in healthy people and those with the disease.

Delegates at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference heard that the University of Nottingham is now developing a quick and easy test to do in clinics.

It could mean much earlier diagnosis and better treatments, they said.

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