Scientists close in on age-related memory loss

Scientists close in on age-related memory loss

CBS News: New research is helping identify early warning signs of age-related memory problems and its causes.

Wednesday's report offers evidence that age-related memory loss really is a distinct condition from pre-Alzheimer's -- and offers a hint that what we now consider the normal forgetfulness of old age might eventually be treatable.

"You know not every band that comes from Liverpool becomes The Beatles," Dr. Scott Small, a professor of neurology at Columbia University Medical Center and a senior author of the study, told CBS News. "And most of our studies fail. So this is the one that worked."

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