Vancouver research spots Alzheimer’s early (St.Paul's Hospital)

With a bigger share of Canadians than ever aging into their golden years, questions about how to diagnose and treat dementia are becoming more pressing.

That’s why news coming out of Saint Paul’s hospital of a new test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s early has many people hopeful.

Dr. Mari DeMarco, a clinical chemist at the hospital, says it could have a big impact on patients and families grappling with a truly cruel illness: It has the potential to spot the disease 10-20 years before it sets in.

Lynda Steele reports.

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