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Dementia

01 October 2010

Family often spots dementia first

A person's friend and close family may be better able to spot the onset of early Alzheimer's disease than traditional screening by doctors, new research suggests.

When it comes to the onset of early Alzheimer's disease, a person's family and close friends are better able to spot the initial signs of trouble than traditional screening by doctors, new research suggests.

Answers given by family and friends to the questionnaire, which can be completed in two minutes, appear to correlate accurately with biological indicators of Alzheimer's disease more often than standard physician testing, the researchers found.

The study

 

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