Cognitive Decline Seen in Middle Age

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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, 2012.

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