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Is it Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia? New test differentiates between the two with

A new test differentiates between different types of dementia with up to 90 per cent accuracy, new research reveals.

The analysis, which involves placing a coil against a suspected patient's head, can tell the difference between an Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia sufferer with 90 percent reliability, a new study found.

Study author Dr Barbara Borroni, from the University of Brescia in Italy, said: 'Current [diagnosis] methods can be expensive brain scans or invasive lumbar punctures involving a needle inserted in the spine, so it's exciting that we may be able to make the diagnosis quickly and easily with this non-invasive procedure.

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