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Jan 13, 2014 6:29 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

New at-home test could help doctors spot early stages of Alzheimer's

A simple, at-home test for Alzheimer's may soon help doctors spot the disease in its earliest stages.

Researchers from Ohio State University had more than 1,000 adults complete a pen and paper test that tests your memory, language, orientation, and reasoning.

Researchers found about 30 percent of participants had cognitive impairment they didn't know about beforehand.

Researchers also say it's an easy way to screen a large group of people, and the results could help researchers treat patients in the earliest stages of the disease.

If you find you're failing at the at-home Alzheimer's test, caffeine may help.

A new study from John Hopkins finds giving adults caffeine pills after they're shown a series of pictures helps them remember the photos 24 hours later.

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