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Childhood Adversity May Slow Cognitive Decline
2012-12-11 10:13:58

A new study suggests that people who experienced adversity as children may have slower cognitive decline in their elderly years compared to people who had easy childhoods.

2005-07-24 18:26:11

Researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center found that plaques and tangles in the brain, the changes seen in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD), are more likely to be expressed as dementia in women than in men.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.