Alzheimer's disease or senile dementia is a disease that affects the elderly population. This pathology can cause difficulties in the diagnosis and has no adequate therapy, which would be saved from further development of the disease. Recently, scientists have discovered a new method for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease by DNA content in the cerebrospinal fluid.
Modern research suggests that the development of pathology associated with toxic effects of some proteins in the nervous tissue of the brain. This fact was the basis for the conduct of this study.
At present, an accurate diagnosis can be established only after the autopsy at death. There are and in vivo tests that detect adverse symptoms. The doctors are confident that in the near future the treatment of disease Allgamer in the early stages will become the gold standards in all developed countries. This will prevent progression of the disease, improve the quality of life of older people.
The recent discovery States that the disease is associated with a sharp decline in mitochondrial DNA in cerebrospinal fluid. This DNA is found only in the mitochondria and is transmitted from mother to child.