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11/04/2014 11:02 am ET Updated Nov 04, 2014

Brain Age Tests To Be Offered To Middle-Aged In Battle Against Dementia

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Doctors are to offer middle-aged patients the opportunity to take a computer-based test designed to show how their “brain age” compares with their biological age as a way of encouraging them to pursue healthier lifestyles.

The computer-based test, devised by Public Health England, will be piloted by GPs in the next few months. The programme makes calculations based on the answers to questions about habits such as exercise, drinking, smoking and weight, combined with clinical data on blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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