NY Times (August 23, 2021): Seeking Early Signals of Dementia in Driving and Credit Scores

Paula Span, in her New York Times article, discusses how patterns of everyday behavior might foretell the risk of developing dementia. Her article, “Seeking Early Signals of Dementia in Driving and Credit Scores”, begins as follows:

Learning your odds of eventually developing dementia — a pressing concern for many, especially those with a family history of it — requires medical testing and counseling. But what if everyday behavior, like overlooking a couple of credit card payments or habitually braking while driving, could foretell your risk?

A spate of experiments is underway to explore that possibility, reflecting the growing awareness that the pathologies underlying dementia can begin years or even decades before symptoms emerge.

“Early detection is key for intervention, at the stage when that would be most effective,” said Sayeh Bayat, the lead author of a driving study funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted at Washington University in St. Louis.

To see the full article, click: “Seeking Early Signals of Dementia in Driving and Credit Scores”

Posted by Marin Larkin, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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