For The Majority Of People, “Senior Moments” May Not Lead To Dementia

HealthDay (3/11, Reinberg) reports that according to the results of a three-year study published in the March/April issue of the journal Annals of Family Medicine, “only about 20 percent of people who experience ‘senior moments’ of forgetfulness, memory lapses and poor judgment will go on to development serious brain-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.” After collecting “data on more than 350 people aged 75 and older who had been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment but didn’t have dementia,” researchers found that “42 percent returned to normal mental function, 36 percent retained their mild impairment and only 22 percent developed dementia.”

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— “‘Senior Moments’ Don’t Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most,” Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, March 10, 2014.

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