A new study found early signs of dementia up to nine years before formal diagnosis. The findings published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association could identify at risk people. Hopefully, they can benefit from early interventions to reduce their risk of developing dementia-related diseases.
David Thomas, head of policy at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“It is increasingly clear that the best chance to affect the course of the diseases which cause dementia lies in intervening at their earliest stages.
“We must ensure that people with dementia don’t fall through the cracks at a time when treatment or risk-reduction interventions are most likely to be effective.”