Longevity may offer protection against dementia, study says

05/7/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

People whose genetic makeup predisposes them to a long life have a better chance at maintaining their cognitive abilities up to age 90, when they are about as likely as their spouses to develop dementia, Columbia University researchers reported in JAMA Neurology. Children of these patients also had a lower risk of cognitive impairment, the data showed.

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