Is it Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer’s?

Posted on 02/8/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMore than 90 percent of older adults diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s would be re-diagnosed as having the less serious condition of mild cognitive impairment, according to a study that looks at newly revised diagnosis criteria. The new criteria for diagnosing mild Alzheimer’s were issued last year by experts with the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association. John C. Morris, M.D., director of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, decided to look at …

How Early Does Cognitive Decline Begin? Earlier Than You Think

Posted on 01/5/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThose who think signs of cognitive decline start around age 60, a new study has some unwelcome news: Brain function could start lessening beginning at age 45. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, involved giving cognitive tests to 5,198 men and 2,192 women ages 45 to 70 three times over the course of a decade, reports the L.A. Times. The tests evaluated memory, reasoning, vocabulary, and visual and hearing comprehension. Declines were seen in all areas except vocabulary, and …