Tag Archives: Cognitive Function: Tests

Brief Visual Processing Test for Assessment of Cognitive Decline? (BBC News / Current Biology)

Summary Age-related decline in the ability to “take in” lot of information at a glance appears to be associated with people’s cognitive decline more generally, so could (one day, potentially) be a quick and cheap method of assessing mild cognitive … Continue reading

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UK Biobank Epidemiological Study Into Dementia Risk Factors (BBC News / Medical Research Council)

Summary A large-scale study, funded by the Medical Research Council, is to investigate the risk factors which contribute to the possibility of developing dementia. A third of a million adults in the UK, all of whom participated earlier in the … Continue reading

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Mental Deterioration Starts in Mid-Life (BBC News / BMJ / Whitehall II Study)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary Research at University College London indicates that the brain starts to deteriorate as early as 45 years of age. Researchers … Continue reading

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