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By On March 21st, 2013

Study Finds Warning Sign For Dementia

After a study involving about 200 people over the age of 60, researchers have found that a warning sign for dementia may be the inability to remember the first words of a list.

Participants were given a list of 15 words. Those that couldn’t remember the first four words after reading the list were more likely to perform poorly on cognition tests years later. This is attributed to developing damage in the hippocampus, which is a part of the brain responsible for short term memory.

For a full report on the study and what it means for the treatment of dementia, head over to PostNoon.

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