Study finds declining credit scores may signal early onset of Alzheimer’s, with delinquencies spiking before diagnosis.

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A financial tool that millions of Americans rely on, known as a credit score, could be hiding a sinister secret about your brain health, experts warn.

A new study by the New York Federal Reserve and Georgetown University has uncovered a disturbing link between declining credit scores and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).

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The research, which analyzed data from over 2.4 million Americans between 2000 and 2017, found that credit scores start to weaken a staggering five years before an official dementia diagnosis.

The study revealed a host of other financial red flags as well, such as mortgage delinquencies begin to climb three years before diagnosis

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Credit card balances in delinquency also skyrocket by over 50 percent just one year before diagnosis. This is likely because people suffering from the degenerative brain condition are forgetting to pay their bills on time.



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