Tests Spot Healthy Aging Vs. Alzheimer’s Risk, Cornell University Study

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Researchers have developed a new way to distinguish memory decline associated with healthy aging from more serious memory disorders—years before obvious symptoms show up. The method also allows research to accurately predict who is more likely to develop cognitive impairment without expensive tests or invasive procedures. Their results hold promise for detecting cognitive impairment early and monitoring treatment, but also have implications for healthy adults, says Charles Brainerd, professor of human development at Cornell University and the study’s lead co-author with Valerie Reyna, director of the Institute for Human Neuroscience and professor of human developmen

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