Monday, December 05, 2005

Ageing does not cause memory loss says new study: Memory loss is not an automatic part of the ageing process, says a new study by a University of Melbourne researcher
[5 December 2005 - University of Melbourne] Neuropsychologist Dr Tracey Wardill tested the cognitive function of 200 healthy Victorians aged 65 to 94 in the largest ever study of its kind in Australia. The study, conducted for Dr Wardill's PhD in Behavioral Science, involved mostly war veterans and their widows sourced from the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre over a five-year period from 1993. ... "The data showed there was no progressive loss of memory in the 60s, 70s or 80s," she said. "When you look at the data, it shows that many people in their 80s did just as well as people in their 60s." ...


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