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Scientists Discover Surprising Possible Predictor of Dementia

Doctors may be able to test older people for early signs of dementia based on their driving patterns, a study suggests. In the study, researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and engineering school analyzed data from the long-term study LongROAD (Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers), which followed almost 3,000 older drivers for as long as four years. When the study began, the participants were active drivers between the ages of 65 and 79 and had no significant cognitive impairment and degenerative medical conditions. During the study, 33 participants were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 31 with dementia. Machine-learning models were then developed to detect MCI and dementia from the subjects' driving behavior. Read on— and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . 1 What is Dementia? "Dementia is not a single disease but a term that desc

Scientists Discover Surprising Possible Predictor of Dementia

Doctors may be able to test older people for early signs of dementia based on their driving patterns, a study suggests. In the study, researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and engineering school analyzed data from the long-term study LongROAD (Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers), which followed almost 3,000 older drivers for as long as four years. When the study began, the participants were active drivers between the ages of 65 and 79 and had no significant cognitive impairment and degenerative medical conditions. During the study, 33 participants were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 31 with dementia. Machine-learning models were then developed to detect MCI and dementia from the subjects' driving behavior. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 What is Dementia? "Dementia is not a single di