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Senior Moments and Awareness of Memory Lapses: No Cause For Concern? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Research in the USA indicates that the experience of memory lapses (so-called “senior moments”) may be less a cause for concern than a failing sense of memory awareness (i.e. forgetting what has been forgotten). This study, which followed over … Continue reading

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Does Lifelong Reading and Cognitive Stimulation Protect Against Dementia? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service regularly offers critical appraisals of recent research on elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here is another master-class appraisal. A study reported in Neurology indicates that people who … Continue reading

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Brain Scans Detect Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Abstract MRI brain scans may indicate potential Alzheimer’s Disease years before symptoms appear, according to results from a small study on … Continue reading

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