DEMENTIA INCREASES IN WINTER AND SPRING: NEW RESEARCH

Sep 06, 2018

By Jane Brown

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It seems symptoms of dementia rise in older adults in the winter and spring months.

Researchers analyzed the cognitive function and biological markers of Alzheimer’s Disease in three-thousand adults with an average age of 78 years in Canada, the U.S. and France.

The data revealed older adults had better cognitive skills during late summer and early fall.

But during the winter and spring months, these adults performed at the cognitive level of a person who was on average nearly 5 years older.

The research authors say this may indicate a need for increased health services and resources for the elderly during the winter and fall months.

You can read about the study in the Public Library of Science.

(ABC)

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