Blood tests for diagnosing dementia would be much more acceptable to the public than current tests offered, according to a new survey. The news comes as Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society begin a joint research venture to bring a blood test to the NHS in five years. The nationally representative survey found that over half (54%) of UK adults would be reluctant to undergo a lumbar puncture – also known as a spinal tap – even though it’s among the few recommended procedures for diagnosing suspected dementia in the NHS. In contrast, over 90% (94%) of respondents would be

Public support for Alzheimer’s disease blood tests as seen on The Hippocratic Post.