A Stroke Could Age Survivors' Brains By 8 Years Overnight
A University of Michigan study says surviving a stroke ages the brain an average of eight years overnight, though that finding varies among research.By Ryan Biek | June 9, 2015
Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that even if you're lucky enough to survive a stroke, the disease ages the brain by an average of eight years overnight.
The researchers began testing thinking speed and memory scores in 1988 and examined individual differences in people who suffered one stroke and did not have dementia within 12 years of when the study started.
Now this eight-year drop in cognitive abilities is an average, and we should note the strength of the claim might be less clear-cut.