This Health Issue Can Hint at Dementia Years in Advance – Chris Kissell

Woman with pain in her hand
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Chronic pain can be a sign of emerging dementia up to 16 years before the brain disease itself is diagnosed, according to findings published in the journal Pain. While it is known that many people diagnosed with dementia also experience chronic pain, it has been unclear whether chronic pain: Actually causes or accelerates the onset of dementia. Is simply a symptom of dementia.

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