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November 12, 2013

Johns Hopkins research may improve early detection of dementia

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer’s disease. The risk of developing dementia increases markedly when a person is diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, a noticeable and…

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January 11, 2013

Paradox of aging: The older we get, the better we feel?

Paradox of aging: The older we get, the better we feel?: Presently, there are about 40 million Americans over the age of 65, with the fastest-growing segment of the population over 80 years old. Traditionally, aging has been viewed as a period of progressive decline in physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning, and aging is viewed…

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