Struggling to read simple words could be an early sign of dementia

by | Oct 31, 2017 | Dementia, News

If you often find yourself struggling to read simple words, it could be an early sign of dementia.

A delayed brain response to processing words may flag up individuals vulnerable to the neurological disease before symptoms even begin, scientists claim. Researchers hope the findings will pave the way for a simple reading test to identify people at great risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This would allow an earlier diagnosis of the disease, a goal dedicated scientists have attempted to reach for years, albeit unsuccessfully.

The study, led by experts at the University of Birmingham, offers hope of potentially finding a cure for dementia in the coming years.

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