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Behavior Changes Offer Clues That Dementia Could Be Brewing

Behavior Changes Offer Clues That Dementia Could Be Brewing
NYTimes.com
Researchers examined records from 2,785 older adults who'd participated in a previous trial that compared three cognitive training strategies - to improve memory, reasoning or reaction times -with no intervention. A decade later, that reaction-time training suggested benefit: 12 percent of people who'd completed up to 10 hours had evidence of cognitive decline or dementia compared with 14 percent in the control group, said Dr. Jerri Edwards of the University of South Florida.