Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.
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Impulsive purchases, out-of-control spending: These behaviors can be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive decline.
Scientists say such tests could be available in a few years, speeding research for treatments and providing a diagnosis for dementia patients who want to know if they have Alzheimer’s disease.
Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Since areas that dictate personality rather than memory are the first to suffer, people with the disease usually land on a therapist’s couch long before finding their way to a neurologist.