Research is currently looking into whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of dementia. Evidence has suggested that changes in some of the blood vessels connected to the eye could suggest diseases like stroke and hence could predict warning signs for dementia. Special software has been developed which picks up high definition images of the eye (similar to pictures taken when a person goes to the optician but in much greater detail). Researchers are comparing these images to see if there are any patterns of link to different types of dementia! Please click here for more information.