Memory may decline rapidly even in stage before Alzheimer's disease

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 16:56 in Health & Medicine

Memory and thinking skills may decline rapidly for people who have mild cognitive impairment, which is the stage before Alzheimer's disease when people have mild memory problems but no dementia symptoms, and even more rapidly when dementia begins, which is when Alzheimer's disease is usually diagnosed. The research is published in the March 23, 2010, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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