Articles on Cognitive decline

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Doctors’ visits can be overwhelming for older people. Syda Productions/

5 questions to ask your aging parents’ doctors

More than 47 million people age 65 and older live in the US, and many need help accessing health care. Here are some questions that grown children should ask their parents' doctors.
Family members often become primary caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. tonkid/

The two obstacles that are holding back Alzheimer’s research

The first clinical trial examining a drug to treat Alzheimer's was begun 30 years ago. There is still no cure and no known way to prevent the disease. Two factors may contribute to that.

Why are we so afraid of dementia?

A society which values people with dementia is one that values people in general – something we should be running towards, not away from.
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age. Kristo-Gothard Hunor/Shutterstock

Passage of time: why people with dementia switch back to the past

People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
Getting older and slower may just be the result of more experience than younger folk. Flickr/Neil. Moralee

The myth of age-related cognitive decline

The tide is changing in our understanding of old age. For a long time, behavioural scientists have thought that old age is associated with cognitive decline such as memory problems, and difficulties in…

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