Mass memory, reasoning tests to track dementia risk

May 02, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT
 A special matchday programme goes on sale in tribute to Norwich stalwart Duncan Forbes who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich and Stoke at Carrow Road on March 8, 2014 in Norwich, England.
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A third of a million adults in the UK are to be invited to take part in the world's biggest study of cognitive function. The aim of the trial, funded by the Medical Research Council, is to try to predict what factors may increase the risk of developing dementia. All the participants will be part of UK Biobank, and previously gave DNA samples and lifestyle information.
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