Misdiagnosing elderly patients

NewsChannel 10

A large number of people who develop early onset Alzheimer's Disease are reportedly being misdiagnosed.

Researchers reviewed cases of 40 people whose autopsies showed they had the disease.

One-third showed symptoms other than memory loss when they were diagnosed, like behavior, vision and language problems.

About half were still incorrectly diagnosed at the time of their death.

Researchers say those who were misdiagnosed were mainly diagnosed with other types of Dementia.