OUR HEALTH ADVICE – About 1.2 million people in France live with a cognitive disorder that endangers their autonomy. How to identify incipient dementia? Answer with two experts.
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A grandmother who never remembers your first name, an uninhibited uncle who gives you your four truths without a filter, an elderly neighbor who mows his lawn at the same time every day… We’ve all crossed paths, at some point in our lives , a person with dementia, sometimes without suspecting it. And with good reason, these neurocognitive disorders strike relatively often. In France, more than 1.2 million people are currently affected, two-thirds of them by Alzheimer’s disease, according to an article published in 2019 in a specialized journal. More specifically, approximately one person over 75 in five is affected, and almost half of the non-elderly. Rather discreet at first, these disorders worsen over the years. Therefore, it is important to know how to detect them early in order to prepare for the future.