25 December 2011

Brain function - a new indicator of the burden of aging

Cognitive function might be a better indicator of aging on an economy, than age-distribution

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A new study, lead by Vegard Skirbekk and published in PNAS finds that one standardized indicator of cognitive ability-memory recall is better in countries with higher education & health standards. Countries most burdened by aging may be those where cognitive levels among seniors is poor, not simply those who are chronologically older. More

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