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Declining Sense of Smell May Predict Progressive Cognitive Decline? (NHS Choices / Annals of Neurology)

Summary A decline in the sense of smell could be an early warning sign of cognitive decline. The Percepts of Odor Episodic Memory (POEM) test appears to identify clinically normal persons at higher risk for developing progressive memory symptoms characteristic … Continue reading

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Cocoa Flavanols Help Prevent Memory Decline? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Another small study indicates that drinking cocoa regularly may help people with impaired blood flow to the brain preserve or improve their memories and brain function. This recent study involved 60 elderly people (with an average age of 73) without dementia . Ultrasound tests before the research indicated that … Continue reading

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