How Aging Reduces Neurogenesis In The Hippocampus And Increases The Risk Of Dementia
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Kathryn is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sydney in the Brain and Mind Research Institute.

                       

How Aging Reduces Neurogenesis In The Hippocampus And Increases The Risk Of Dementia

We all know that as we get older, our minds start to get a little fuzzy. For an increasing number of us, however, cognitive decline and dementia dramatically affect our ability to function normally as we age. The hippocampus is a region of the brain important for memory and cognition. Interestingly, or perhaps crucially, the hippocampus is also one of only two brain regions which continue to create new neurons throughout adult life. This is a process we know as...

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