Most people open to dementia screening

Two thirds of older Australians say they would be willing to be tested for Alzheimer’s disease while they are still asymptomatic, according to a study of 500 general practice patients.

However, those who believe they have a higher risk tend to be less accepting of screening regardless of the modality offered.

These people are fearful of a diagnosis and prefer not to know, report the researchers.

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