Healio (10/11, Miller) reports, “Adults with autism spectrum disorder [ASD] were about 2.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia than adults in the general population,” researchers concluded in a “case control study” that “included adults with either ASD only (n = 12,648), ASD and another intellectual disability (n = 26,168), intellectual disability without ASD (n = 406,570) and neither ASD nor intellectual disability (n = 798,828).” The findings were published in the October issue of the journal Autism Research.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)