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Problems finding your way around may be earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Long before Alzheimer’s disease can be diagnosed clinically, increasing difficulties building cognitive maps of new surroundings may herald the eventual clinical onset of the disorder, finds new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

Bookshelf Landmark in Virtual Maze
Participants in this Alzheimer’s disease study used a joystick to navigate a virtual maze and locate landmarks, such as this bookcase.
Credit: Courtesy of Denise Head