OUR HEALTH ADVICE – About 1.2 million people live in France with a cognitive disorder that jeopardizes 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 filter, an elderly neighbor who mows his lawn every day at the same time… We have all crossed paths, at some point in our lives , a person with dementia, sometimes without suspecting it. And for 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 nearly half of nonagenarians. Rather discreet at first, these disorders worsen over the years. Hence the importance of knowing how to spot them early to prepare for the future.