Answer these questions to learn your dementia risk

I know seniors who are worried sick over dementia -- but ironically, the folks who worry most are usually sharper than people half their age!

They're afraid that could change overnight, because the media makes it seem as if dementia is something that falls from the sky and lands on your head one day.

They act like it strikes out of the blue... without warning... and there's nothing you can do about it.

Well, my friend, I'm here to say that's 100 percent wrong.

If you know what to look for, you can spot this disease a mile away. And once you know it's coming, you can take action -- because despite what your doc has told you, there ARE ways to slow it down or even stop it cold.

In some cases, you can even reverse the memory loss that comes with old age.

But if you want a fighting chance, you need to spot the warning signs early.

And a new study finds what may be one of the earliest warning signs yet: Changes in personality could start to appear YEARS before the dementia itself!

Researchers have just created a 34-question test that can help identify the types of changes that often lead to cognitive decline.

Here are a few of the questions:

  • Has the person lost interest in friends, family or home activities?
  • Does the person hoard objects when he/she did not do so before?
  • Has the person started talking openly about very personal or private matters not usually discussed in public?
  • Does she/he have unrealistic beliefs about his/her power, wealth or skills?

Other questions ask if you've become more frustrated or impatient... if you've stopped taking pleasure from food... and if you're more argumentative, less affectionate, or just plain stopped caring about things.

You can read the full list right here.

If you've had several of these changes for at least six months, then you could be at risk.

There is a catch, and it's a pretty big one: We're not always the best judge of our own personality. You might not be able to spot this warning sign in yourself.

So be sure to discuss this with the people closest to you. Share this study, and keep watch over each other.

As I mentioned, there are steps you can take to stop or at least delay oncoming dementia -- including nutritional therapies such as high-dose B vitamins and natural detoxification treatments such as chelation.

The earlier you start, the better your chances of success.

So, if you recognize the warning signs in a loved one... or someone sees them in you... don't delay.

Seek help today.