Oct
08

Money Problems Signal Dementia

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Some cognitive decline is a normal part of aging.  This leads to confusion about how to know when a person is starting to have more trouble with memory, thinking and decision making than is normal.  This article addresses one possible warning sign of dementia.

Money Problems Precede Alzheimer’s

Declining financial skills are detectable in patients in the year before they develop Alzheimer’s, according to US researchers.

The researchers say this could be a useful indicator for doctors supporting people with memory problems.

Previous studies have shown that problems with daily activities often precede the onset of Alzheimer’s.

But charities said most people having trouble working out figures should not be alarmed by the study.

Financial skills

The research from the University of Alabama in Birmingham is published in the journal, Neurology… (click here to read entire article)

Anda Jines MS LCPC offers mental health counseling services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, in Tinley Park, IL (60477);  near Orland Park, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Palos Heights, Mokena, and Frankfort.

 

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