Memory lapses in middle-age a bad omen for women

Women who report having some memory lapses in their mid-60s are more likely to be diagnosed with cognitive impairment nearly two decades later, a study has found.

Such subjective memory complaints (SMCs) may be an early symptom of an insidious neurodegenerative disease process, such as Alzheimer’s, the researchers say.

Other studies have suggested SMCs merely reflect symptoms of