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IBM: Our AI correctly predicts onset of Alzheimer’s 71% of the time, better than standard clinical tests

Lord Elpuss Silver badge

What The Mole says. There's currently no cure, but there are things you can do to slow onset; diet is believed to be a contributing factor, as is (mental + physical) exercise, and there are medicines that can also slow the onset, but can't reverse damage. Knowing it's on the cards might be the trigger some people need to eat better/get out more - I know this would probably work for me, plus you can start taking medicines to prevent damage before it occurs.

It's similar to people who are clinically obese but not (yet) suffering medical symptoms; if a doctor could tell you that there's a 71% chance you'll be dead in 5 years, that's a far more powerful message for behavioural change than "Don't be fat because fat people get ill more."

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