Tag Archives: Mental Decline

Early Menopause and Cognitive Decline (NHS Choices / BJOG)

Summary French research into the impact of a premature menopause (≤40 years) on cognitive function in later life indicates that premature surgical menopause and premature ovarian failure are associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function. These effects are not … Continue reading

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Vitamin E Slows Mental Decline? (BBC News / JAMA)

Summary Research published in the journal JAMA indicates that people with mild to moderate Alzheimers Disease may benefit from high doses of vitamin E. The study involved 613 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease taking either a daily dose … Continue reading

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Over-90s Avoiding Mental Decline While Living to Older Age? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Danish research suggests that 90-year-olds are surviving into very old age while retaining better mental performance and overall functioning. Danish people born in 1915 had better survival and scored significantly better on both the cognitive tests and the activities of daily … Continue reading

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Physical Activity Helps to Prevent Dementia and Mental Decline

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 5 December 2010]. Abstract Brain scans reveal that old people who walk between six and nine miles a week appear to have more brain tissue and are less … Continue reading

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