Nov 27, 2014
By Bob Komsic
A new study of nearly 300 older American Zoomers shows only half of adults, later found to have dementia, ever had a timely assessment.
Researchers say this may serve as a reminder that, as better treatments lead to progress in treating dementia, any suspicion – be it from a loved one, friend or co-worker – should prompt a visit to the doctor and a request for a full evaluation.
While the search for a cure goes on, treatment can lead to significant improvements in quality of life – both for patient and loved ones.
Evaluations can lead to earlier treatments with more time spent at a milder stage of the disease.
The findings are in the journal, ”Neurology.”