Problems in completing financial tasks and difficulty in managing finances among aging adults could be an early sign of dementia, a new study reveals.
Results of the clinical research from Duke University linked the buildup of protein deposits or amyloid plaques in the brain to declining financial management skills. Some people can develop amyloid plaques as they grow older. In particular, those with Alzheimer’s disease have higher concentrations of plaques in regions of the brain that is responsible for memory, but these can also be present in cognitively healthy people.
The study says that it is a common mistaken belief that financial difficulties may only occur in the late stages of dementia, but it can actually happen early and with very subtle changes.
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