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Dementia

Not a normal part of growing old. The loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases which affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior.

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Alzheimer's disease

Also increases with age. Individuals who are in the early stages of this disease show more MRI activity in the brain the normals of the same age.

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Fluid intelligence

Ability to reason speedily. Declines with age.

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Crystalline intelligence

Accumulated knowledge and skills. Increases with age.