Famous faces may be key to determining early-onset dementia…

August 13th, 2013 No Comments

News for those in elder care New Jersey:

A study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago helps reveal early-onset dementia. Early onset dementia typically occurs before people reach the age of 65. The test involves asking people name twenty famous people from photos and give details why they’re famous. A person without dementia was able to name 93% of the celebrities and recognized 97% of them. Those with early-onset dementia only could name 46% of the celebrities, and were able to recognize and give some details about them for 79% of the photos. For those who could not recognize and name the celebrities, they apparently have tissue loss in both sides of the brain. If they recognized them, but could not name them, the brain tissue loss is in the left side.

Who are the famous people?

John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Albert Einstein, Liza Minnelli, Pope John Paul II, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Martin Luther King Jr., Humprey Bogart, Sammy Davis Jr., Princess Diana, Winston Churchill, Lucille Ball, Condoleezza Rice, and Queen Elizabeth II

Read more on the story at USAToday.com: http://usat.ly/13hGa8b

Photo credit: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston


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