3 Early Warning Signs of Dementia You Could See in a Younger Person

Doctors are becoming better at catching and diagnosing dementia in patients with the help of these red flags.

Dementia is being diagnosed in people at younger and younger ages. Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi says it's because they're getting better at catching the early symptoms in young people, and that they should start talking about it with patients in their 30s and 40s. Here are three early warning signs of dementia.



Apathy

A recent study found people with severe apathy were 80% more likely to develop dementia later in life. Apathy can manifest as losing interest in the things that used to bring you joy, like hobbies or spending time with friends.