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Sleep And Memory In The Aging Brain, Why They Forget

Sleep and memory in the aging brain is a fascinating area of research. One reason is that we know, just by observation, that forgetfulness is common in senior citizens. The question is why? Outside of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, what mechanisms trigger normal forgetting in the aged?   New research findings reveal a connection between…

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The Aging Brain: High Blood Pressure Kills Brain Cells

The aging brain is the focus of intensive study by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).   One area of interest to NIA researchers is the affect of high blood pressure on the cognitive ability of senior citizens. Specifically, what affect does hypertension have on the possible development of brain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease…

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