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Earlier Health Conditions Tied to Subsequent Dementia

Earlier Health Conditions Tied to Subsequent Dementia

Some health conditions associated with dementia appeared early and consistently long before diagnosis, while others became significant much later, a cohort study suggested.

For people with a subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, the earliest and most consistent associations at all time points over a 15-year span included depression, erectile dysfunction, gait abnormalities, hearing loss, and nervous and musculoskeletal symptoms, reported Lori Beason-Held, PhD, of the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, and co-authors.

Learn More: https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/dementia/102521

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