Neck scan ‘can spot early dementia signs’

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A five-minute scan could be used to spot people at risk of dementia before symptoms seem, researchers claim.

Scientists use ultrasound scanners to look at blood vessels in the necks of more than 3,000 people and monitored them over the next 15 years.

They determined those with the most intense pulsations went on to experience greater cognitive decline over the coming decade than the other study participants.

Researchers hope it may offer a new way to predict cognitive decline.

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