Silent strokes tied to memory lapses in elderly, study finds

12/30/2011 | ABC News

U.S. researchers found that silent strokes may be behind some memory loss in the elderly. A study in Neurology looked at 658 people without a history of dementia and found that 174 had suffered silent strokes and performed poorly on memory tests. The strokes "contributed to the memory loss and could be a potential indicator for Alzheimer's development," study co-author Adam Brickman said.

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