Early Dementia Screening May Do More Harm Than Good

Alzheimer disease can take many years to fully manifest but as our population ages, experts have started developing ways to pre-diagnose it.  Pre-dementia screenings, which typically involve new diagnostic modalities, are being increasingly used by physicians.  However, it is important to know that this pre-diagnosis is just that, a pre diagnosis which does not always progress to dementia.  Researchers have found that 40%-70% of those diagnosed with pre-dementia, actually improve or do not develop dementia.  Therefore, researchers advise that these tests not be overly administered in patients for incorrect diagnoses.

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