15 November 2017

Lumbar punctures can improve the prediction of Alzheimer's disease

Measuring the concentration of proteins in cerebrospinal fluid is a promising technique to improve dementia care and quality of life in dementia patients. However, this technique is not widely applied in practice. Researchers at Maastricht UMC+ and the Alzheimer Centre Limburg conducted a study to determine whether the standard application of protein tests would benefit patients. The researchers recently published their findings in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.