mental decline

mental decline

The loss of mental abilities with advancing age, a part of normal ageing. The sharpest decline in mental abilities occur in mathematics ability, the least in spatial orientation for men, and in inductive reasoning for women.

mental decline

Neurology The loss of mental abilities with advancing age, a part of normal aging; the sharpest decline in mental abilities occur in mathematics ability, the least in spatial orientation for ♂, and in inductive reasoning for ♀. See Sundowning.
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Experts found the drug can reduce mental decline in just nine months - after early tests found it could slow the disease's onset by up to two years.
Seniors whose walking speed slows over time are at greater risk for mental decline, according to a study published June 28, 2017 in Neurology.
The association between high blood pressure and the risk for mental decline is well-documented.
They believe analyzing walking speed can help lead to early detection for mental decline, which can give individuals access to early therapies to prevent its onset.
To prevent true mental decline, when one can hardly remember anything one has read, seen or experienced in the last 24 hours, these are some of the 'secrets' some admirable seniors I know share:
In addition, the average reported monetary loss for those with mental decline was $41,000, versus $32,000 for those with no mental decline.
ISLAMABAD -- A simple, low-cost odour identification test may prove useful in predicting mental decline as well as help in detecting Alzheimer's disease during its early stages, reveals a study.
YOGA and meditation are more effective than memory exercises for combating the mental decline that often precedes Alzheimer's, research has shown.
She said previous research has shown that being multilingual can improve thinking and learning ability and may reduce mental decline with age.
In addition, the social isolation caused by deafness may speed up mental decline.
FISH oil supplements taken by millions to protect their brains from the ravages of age do nothing to slow natural mental decline, research suggests.
Individuals who eat leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, and mustard greens, every day experience slower mental decline than those who eat no leafy greens.