1. YOUR eyes and ears could help diagnose early signs of dementia and THIS is how

    YOUR eyes and ears could help diagnose early signs of dementia and THIS is how

    Scientists have also found an impaired sense of smell may predict dementia and could be an early indicator of the disease. A new study has found the thinning of the retinal nerve at the back of the eye can flag up impending neuro-degeneration. It was linked with poorer performance on cognitive tests including memory, numeric and verbal reasoning and reaction times. A protein called beta-amyloid builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease - forming into clumps and causing memory loss and confusion...The researchers carried out a type of eye scan called spectral domain optical coherence tomography ...

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