Nikki2019 wrote:I came across this in an AD book written by Elwood Cohen M.D.
It almost sounds bogus so I thought I'd bring it up. Cohen states that " finger print patterns provide an early marker in identifying AD years before its onset".
If the ulnar loops point away from the thumb, toward the little finger then that may indicate AD in the future.
Has anyone heard of this?
Nikki, with all the great info that's out there to read, I would put almost anything from 1999, when Dr. Cohen's book was published, into the "completely irrelevant" pile. It's sort of like looking at the 1999 Consumer Reports to find what the best cell phone is (oh wait; it looks like a kid's walkie talkie!) No one is using fingerprints as a biomarker or predictor of AD. Which is a good thing, because i had enough burns of my fingertips while working as the "french-fry girl" as a drive-in about 50 years ago that my fingerprints and palm prints could get me diagnosed with almost anything!