CNN (1/8, Lamotte) reports on its website, “Frontotemporal dementia strikes early, typically in the 50s, sometimes as young as age 45.” A study “suggests that lifestyle changes may help slow the disease progression.” Researchers with the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco “followed the activity levels of 105 people with the inherited form of the disease, the first study to do so in this population,” and “found people who ranked highest in levels of mental and physical activity slowed their functional decline from the disease by half.” (SOURCE: APA Headline)
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