Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, damages parts of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. Almost half of people afflicted with Alzheimer's are between 75 and 85, although a rare, inherited form of the disease can affect people in their 40s. While the loss of cognitive ability is irreversible, the rate of disease progression varies by individual.
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A study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that older people failed to recognize someone they’ve seen once 43 percent of the time. Scientists think your memory may start to go between ages 40 and 60.
Trying chopsticks, a Rubik’s cube, or a Wii could be simple, fun ways to stay sharp for life.
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