Awareness of Memory Decline Drops Years Before Dementia

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Awareness of memory impairment starts deteriorating about 2.6 years before a diagnosis of dementia, a new study shows.

Researchers also found that this deterioration is a manifestation of dementia-related pathology, such as tau tangles and gross cerebral infarcts.

“It’s important to try to understand what the process of dementia is and what it feels like from the inside out,” said lead author Robert Wilson, PhD, professor, Neuropsychology, Rush University Alzheimer Disease Center, Chicago, Illinois.

The study was published online August 26 in Neurology.

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