People Who Cannot Read May Be Three Times As Likely To Develop Dementia

New research has found that people who are illiterate, meaning they never learned to read or write, may have nearly three times greater risk of developing dementia than people who can read and write.

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Men More Prone to Mild Cognitive Impairment

When it comes to remembering things, new research shows men are more likely than women to have mild cognitive impairment, the transition stage before dementia. "This is one of the first studies to determine the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment among men and women who have been randomly selected from a community to participate in the study," said study author Rosebud Roberts, MD,..

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Mental Skills Decline Years Before Death, Even Without Dementia

A new study shows that older people's mental skills start declining years before death, even if they don't have dementia. The study is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Use Your Brain, Halve Your Risk of Dementia

Dementia is the loss of mental abilities and most commonly occurs late in life. Research from the School of Psychiatry at UNSW, led by Dr. Michael Valenzuela, showed that people who kept their brains active, for example, through work, leisure activities, or brain training, had half the risk of suffering dementia.

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