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Thinking You Have Cognitive Problems May Indicate Future Alzheimer’s

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A new German study finds that personal perception of one’s own cognition can be an important indicator for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

In a new study of 449 older adults, a research team led by the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) found that individuals who perceived that they had memory problems — but whose mental performance was within normal range — also showed on average measurable cognitive deficits that were linked to abnormalities in the spinal fluid.

The findings are published in the journal Neurology.

When memory deteriorates according to one’s own perception, but ...