Battling dementia before it strikes with new tests that gauge chances of getting condition

Associate Professor Nagaendran Kandiah in front of brain images showing harmful amyloid plaques that appear in red.
Associate Professor Nagaendran Kandiah in front of brain images showing harmful amyloid plaques that appear in red.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

New tests allow doctors to take a peek into the brain to see if a person has pre-dementia

As the nation greys, more people are being struck with dementia.

An estimated 80,000 patients are expected to have the debilitating condition by 2030, almost double the current figure.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2018, with the headline 'Battling dementia before it strikes'. Print Edition | Subscribe