MedPage Today (10/14, George) reports, “Severe apathy in cognitively normal older people was tied to an increased risk of future dementia,” investigators concluded after following “2,018 white and Black community-dwelling older adults in the NIH’s Health, Aging, and Body Composition” cohort. The study revealed that “compared with older adults who had low levels of apathy, those with severe apathy were nearly twice as likely to develop probable dementia.” The study authors posited their research provides “novel evidence for apathy as a prodrome of dementia.” The findings were published online Oct. 14 in the journal Neurology. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)