The Alzheimer's test
A recent study indicated that a spinal fluid test can be 100 percent accurate in identifying patients with significant memory loss who are on their way to developing Alzheimer's disease. But should doctors offer, and patients accept, a test to find a disease that is not yet treatable?
- Steven T. DeKosky , MD: Dean of the University of Virginia Medical School.
- Stephen G. Post, PhD: Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University.
- Jonathan Moreno: Professor of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.