What is it about?

In this paper, we reviewed some biomarkers for different types of dementia (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body and vascular dementia) focusing on those that can be measured in blood. Despite all the advances in modern medicine, in most cases, different dementia types can only be diagnosed through neuropsychological studies, neuroimaging and clinical data of patients. However, nowadays, new blood-based biomarkers for dementia are arising.

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Why is it important?

Developing accurate, easy-to-use and inexpensive blood-based biomarkers to diagnose dementia is a long-standing aspiration for researchers and the medical community. This review offers an update on the current landscape of blood-based dementia biomarkers.


I hope this paper helps to clarify the new possibilities for dementia diagnosis, considering the latest technological tools and the advancement of current knowledge to develop accurate, low-invasive and inexpensive tests that support dementia diagnosis. If you're interested in the reading, contact me, and I'll share the paper with you!

Dr Marcia R Cominetti
Federal University of Sao Carlos

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This page is a summary of: Potential Protein Blood-Based Biomarkers in Different Types of Dementia: A Therapeutic Overview, Current Pharmaceutical Design, April 2022, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1381612828666220408124809.
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