Loss of mental abilities isn't a given after 90

October 2003
Journal of Business (10756124);10/16/2003, Vol. 18 Issue 21, pB4
Trade Publication
Reports on a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic which claims that fears of loss of mental abilities among 90-year-olds and above, are in many cases, unfounded. Basis for the research's findings; Mental impairment conditions usually experienced by old people.


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