Memory first starts deteriorating at 45

Cognitive functions like memory, reasoning and comprehension skills start falling off at the age of 45, a new study including Indian origin researcher has revealed.

Previous research suggests that cognitive decline does not begin before the age of 60, but this view is not universally accepted.

Researchers, led by Archana Singh-Manoux from the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France and University College London in the UK, argued that `understanding cognitive ageing will be one of the challenges of this century,` especially as life expectancy continues to rise.

They added that it is important to investigate the age at which cognitive decline begins because medical interventions are more likely to work when individuals first start to experience mental impairment.

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