Study of the outlook on life of people with early dementia diagnosis

Silver lining final

Researchers, from┬áthe University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, asked 48 men and women with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) questions about their quality of life and personal outlook following diagnosis.

The so-called ‘Silver Lining Questionnaire’ was used to measure the degree to which people with an early dementia diagnosis felt their illness had a positive impact on their lives.

Almost half the respondents returned positive scores for the questions which covered issues such as their appreciation and acceptance of life.

For more on this study, which was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto, go to the University of Kentucky News