When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.

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Chuck Close’s Uneasy, Inevitable Legacy

The artist was a great one-hit wonder, twice, before a scandal set in. Will his paintings regain visibility? Our critic argues it is healthier for us to see them.

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How Spending Mistakes Can Be Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Impulsive purchases, out-of-control spending: These behaviors can be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive decline.

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‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach

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.

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Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.

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The Loneliness of Frontotemporal Dementia

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.

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