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Alzheimer's Cognitive Decline Slows in Advanced Age
Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 12:37 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
Posts: 3326

From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: UC (SD)) - The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is advancing age. By age 85, the likelihood of developing the dreaded neurological disorder is roughly 50 percent. But researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say AD hits hardest among the "younger elderly" - people in their 60s and 70s - who show faster rates of brain tissue loss and cognitive decline than AD patients 80 years and older.

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Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 7:19 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027

Interesting article. There was quite a bit on the old old having a much slower rate of progression than the young old (or merely just old.) Of course, when you're as old as I am, everything is slower. And that makes one more possible explanation as to why I'm still with it 5 years after diagnosis.
Iris L.
Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 11:11 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18689

Go, Mimi!

Iris L.