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Many of us can admit to having a “senior moment” from time to time, but the threat of a looming dementia diagnosis can be a reality for many families.New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

The Mayo Clinic has recently developed a scale that will help identify those seniors who are at risk for developing dementia, hopefully encouraging high risk seniors to seek early intervention.

Memory Loss and Normal Aging vs. Dementia Among Seniors

While many families and seniors joke about memory loss as we age, the fact of the matter is that some seniors will eventually face a devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in their lifetime.

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Over 30 years ago, one researcher chose a small group of nuns as subjects for a study on aging and brain deterioration. Through the years, the study has grown to include nearly 700 sisters across the United States and continues to reveal groundbreaking insights into the aging process and Alzheimer’s disease.What Nuns Are Teaching Us About Alzheimer's

Learn more about “The Nun Study” and what it is teaching us about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Nun Study

David Snowdon began studying nuns in Mankato, Minnesota, 31 years ago in 1986. Snowdon was hopeful that he could learn why the brain deteriorated with age in some people and not others.

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