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Cognitive Decline Affects the Elderly After Hospitalization

Cognitive functioning appears to decline substantially after older patients are hospitalizations, according to Rush University Medical Center investigators. More severe illness, longer hospital stay, and older age were each associated with quicker post-hospitalization cognitive decline. However, none of these factors negated the effect of hospitalization. Abstract: Neurology, March 21, 2012...

Cognitive Decline Seen in Middle Age

Cognitive decline appears to be evident as early as ages 45 to 49, according to findings from an international study. Researchers assessed memory, reasoning, vocabulary, and phonemic and semantic fluency three times over 10 years. Scores for all domains except vocabulary declined in all participants aged 45 to 70, with the quickest decline becoming evident in older people. Abstract: British Medical Journal, January 5,...
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