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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The find offers hope doctors will one day be able to reverse the mental decline associated with Down's.
approval in 2003, the drug memantine has been prescribed to slow mental decline in people with moderate-to-advanced Alzheimer's disease.
A drug prescribed to treat dementia in elderly patients actually accelerates their mental decline, a shocking new study of Alzheimer's sufferers in the North claims today.
"PS can provide relatively quick benefits, especially to mature adults who are experiencing age-related mental decline."
* Physical activity may help prevent mental decline, especially in those who carry the so-called Alzheimer's gene, according to a study of 347 older Dutch men.
To address this researchers from China have investigated the use of cognitive training as a defence against mental decline for healthy older adults who live independently.
The second study, also presented at the conference, suggested that a regular cup of tea or coffee can stave off age-related mental decline.
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population approaches retirement age, increasing attention has been focused on the seemingly inevitable mental decline that comes with getting older.
The study, published in the British Medical Journal today, claims it increases the rate of mental decline of dementia sufferers.
People from lower socioeconomic groups appeared to age much faster, suffering more disabling illness and mental decline.
A 15-minute self-test can indicate early signs of mental decline that might signal the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.