Middle-age brain decline
January 6, 2012 |
Post Christmas, my brain definitely feels like it’s not working as well as it used to…
And worryingly, a study suggests that ageing brains begin declining much earlier than had been thought – with some beginning to deteriorate in people as young as 45. Scientists used verbal, mathematical and reasoning tests to assess the decline.
A lot more work is needed to find out why. But this research could improve treatment for diseases such as dementia by looking for brain decline earlier in life.
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This news story is supported by the Wellcome Trust, GlaxoSmithKline and Life Technologies Foundation as part of the Who am I? project.
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