Early Memory Lapses Associated With Tripled Risk Of Dementia, Alzheimer’s

The Los Angeles Times (9/25, Healy) “Science Now” blog reports that according to a study published online Sept. 24 in the journal Neurology, “after the age of 60, ‘cognitive complainers’ – people who say they have noticed mental slippage – are more likely than those who do not complain of such changes to develop mild cognitive impairment, and to have Alzheimer’s-like plaques and tangles in their brains upon death even when dementia was never diagnosed.”

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— “Cognitive complaints in the elderly are often dementia harbingers,” Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2014.

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