These 5 Signs Appear 9 Years Before Dementia Diagnosis, Study Claims, Here’s How to Identify the Disease
As soon as we hear the name of dementia, the thought of such a disease starts in our mind, in which old memories fade away. This problem mostly affects the elderly, where they find it difficult to remember things as they age. A report by the World Health Organization mentions that 50 million people worldwide are suffering from a disease like dementia and 10 million new cases are reported every year. Although the symptoms of dementia do not appear immediately, you may start to fear the person suffering from this disease much earlier. There are many such symptoms of dementia, which indicate that your brain is not working properly. Due to this disease, your memory gradually starts to weaken. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the signs of dementia so that the patient can receive appropriate health care.
In the study, researchers found that
A recent study published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association found that you can detect brain abnormalities up to nine years after a diagnosis of dementia. For this you just need to recognize some signs.
Cambridge University researchers
Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust used the Biobank database which contains genetic, lifestyle and health information. Nearly 5 lakh people between the ages of 40 and 69 were included in the study. This research involved people from various fields who found it difficult to solve problems.
What signs appear before 9 years
Signs that researchers have found include:
1– Difficulty in solving problems
3- Difficulty remembering numbers
4- Difficulty remembering what you have done
5-Hard to find
This happened 5 to 9 years ago
used health and disease data from the UK Biobank as well as data collected from reaction time, problem solving and other tests. With the help of this test, the researchers were able to detect the signs present in people and this occurs 5 to 9 years before the diagnosis.
People start falling
The study also found that people who later developed Alzheimer’s disease were more likely to have a fall in the past 12 months. People with a rare neuro condition called progressive supraventricular palsy are twice as likely to fall.