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Dementia diagnosis

October 5th, 2015

Episode 234 of 431 episodes

The early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, before the onset of obvious symptoms and damage to the brain, remain difficult to detect. Yet obtaining an early diagnosis could help stall the progress of the disease and may assist in finding a cure. The aim is to develop a simple and accurate diagnostic tool. A forum at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health examines some of the promising new research into dementia diagnosis.