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Neurological Factors in Cognitive Aging
Neurological factors in cognitive aging

In the past century, average life expectancy in the United States increased by approximately 30 years, primarily because of reduced mortality from common conditions in early and midlife. As a result, there has been a substantial increase in the proportion of older people in the population, and this proportion is expected to further increase in the first half of the current century as the post-World War II generation ages. With the aging of the population, common chronic conditions of old age have come to pose an increasing public health burden. In particular, cognition-impairing conditions such as Alzheimer's disease that are relatively uncommon before age 65 have now become leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, identifying ...

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