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Brain and Mental Performance

One in Four Over 65s Suffer from Memory Loss

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Posted on Oct 27, 2002, 5 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Nearly one in four of all Americans aged 65 and over may be suffering from memory loss and mild cognitive impairment, suggest results of a recent study. The study of 2,212 African-Americans revealed that 23% suffered from cognitive impairment, 26% of which developed Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia within 18-months.

Nearly one in four of all Americans aged 65 and over may be suffering from memory loss and mild cognitive impairment, suggest results of a recent study. The study of 2,212 African-Americans revealed that 23% suffered from cognitive impairment, 26% of which developed Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia within 18-months. Unsurprisingly, the study also found that the occurrence of cognitive impairment increases with age. Just 19% of people aged 64-75 were found to be affected by the disorder, compared to 28% of those aged 75-84, and 38% of those aged 85 and above.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.bio.com on the 13th November 2001

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