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Study examines cognitive decline prevalence in middle-aged, older adults

CDC researchers looked at data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys and found that from 2015 to 2016, 1 in 9 people ages 45 and over reported having a mental decline, and half of these people noticed difficulty doing daily tasks. The findings, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, also showed cognitive decline was reported among a higher percentage of individuals ages 75 and older, compared with those aged 45 to 74.

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