Type of early-onset dementia now more detectable
A free, online, clinician-administered tool that could greatly increase the likelihood of early detection of primary progressive aphasia, paving the way for enhanced treatment. Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) are rare, incurable, younger-onset dementias that primarily affect speech and language and occur in people between the ages of 50–70. They are complicated by the fact that there are three subtypes, each with distinct patterns of brain atrophy or shrinkage, brain pathologies, and prognoses. One common theme across all PPA variants is that they are difficult to diagnose in their early stages, leading to costly doctor visits and delayed treatments and care services.

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