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Memory Declines Faster in Years Closest to Death; Mental Activity Best Protection, Rush University Medical Center Study



4/5/2012 7:15:39 AM

New research finds that a person's memory declines at a faster rate in the two- and-a-half years before death than at any other time after memory problems first begin. A second study shows that keeping mentally fit through board games or reading may be the best way to preserve memory during late life. Both studies are published in the April 4, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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