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Normal cognitive decline or dementia?

Abstract:

Cognitive speed, inhibitory function, and memory decline with age while crystallised, particularly verbal, abilities remain largely intact. Poor health, fewer years of education, lower activity, the presence of the APOE E4 allele, and high BP appear to predict faster cognitive decline. Dementia is diagnosed in the presence of objective cognitive impairment, both long- and short-term memory, plus at least one additional (cortical) cognitive deficit, such as dysphasia, dyspraxia, agnosia, or di...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The Practitioner
Volume:
254
Issue:
1725
Pages:
23-3
Publication date:
2010-01-05
ISSN:
0032-6518
URN:
uuid:316b98f3-7722-4280-b16e-8c3af97a74f3
Source identifiers:
139241
Local pid:
pubs:139241

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