HealthDay News: Alzheimer
'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most
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, according to a new German study.
Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's
A blood test has been
developed that can predict with 90 percent certainty whether a
senior will suffer from dementia such as Alzheimer's disease within
the next few years, researchers report.
Are Best Memories Made by Age 25?
"Life begins at 40"
and "the best is still to come" may be encouraging but untrue: A
small new study suggests that people make the most important
memories of their lives by the time they're 25.
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?
Exposure to several
types of common infections could be associated with memory
problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that
further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.