German researchers have discovered a marker that can predict which people with memory problems will go on to develop Alzheimer's Disease.
In the study more than fifty adults with slight memory problems underwent a spinal tap to give researchers a fluid sample.
Researchers then analyzed the sample, and found those with the highest levels of a specific protein were more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
When they combined that information, with the patient's age and levels of another brain protein -- researchers found the results were eighty percent accurate.
Experts say knowing who will develop the memory-robbing disease will help them start treatment earlier.