HealthDay News: Alzheimer
Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
There's not yet
enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia
or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment,"
according to a statement released Monday by the influential U.S.
Preventive Services Task Force.
COPD May Damage Aging Brain
Seniors with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of
developing mental decline, especially thinking problems without
apparent memory loss, a new study suggests.