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Decline In Other Cognitive Skills May Precede Memory Loss In Alzheimer’s

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s298/eldercareresourcecenter/July2008Newsletter.jpgA new study from a center for Alzheimer’s research in the US suggests that cognitive skills other than memory, for example visuospatial skills that help us work out how objects relate to each other in three dimensions as we look at them, start to decline years before patients receive a clinical diagnosis for Alzheimer’s.

The study was the work of Dr David K Johnson, of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and colleagues, and is published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

The authors wrote that more and more researchers are now looking at when healthy aging turns into the early stages of dementia. To read the complete article, click here!