'Senior Moments' Can Begin As Young As Age 45

January 10

'Senior Moments' Can Begin As Young As Age 45

A new study from England suggests that the adult brain's abilities to reason, comprehend and remember may start to deteriorate as early as age 45. Researchers gave tests of thinking skills to about 5,100 men and 2,200 women between the ages of 45 and 70 years over a 10-year period and found that people ages 45 to 49 years experienced a notable decline in mental functioning. Steven Ferris, PhD, is quoted.

- Steven H. Ferris, PhD, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012