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Ask the doctor: Blood tests for Alzheimer's disease

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Q. I've read a lot lately about blood tests for predicting your risk for Alzheimer's disease. Do they work?

A. Researchers are working hard to create an "early detection" blood test for Alzheimer's disease. But right now, none can accurately predict an individual's risk for the illness.

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