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Signs of dementia may be detectable nine years before diagnosis – study

By Andrew Gregory

13 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

In this article we hear about how recent findings raise the possibility of people who are at-risk of developing dementia benefiting from earlier intervention. The Guardian explains how.

Scientists have discovered that it may be possible to spot signs of dementia as early as nine years before patients receive an official diagnosis.

The findings raise the possibility that, in the future, at-risk people could be screened to help select those who could benefit from interventions, or help identify patients suitable for clinical trials for new treatments.

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