Memory Loss and Normal Aging

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

Today at there is an excellent summary of the many influences on memory as we age. We have also commented here in the past about perceived types of memory decline that are very consistent with a normal and healthy advance in age.

In this time when there is so much angst over Alzheimer's disease, it is important to be informed and to keep a proper perspective about suspected decline in one's ability to store and retrieve information. Some types of memory disturbances indicate a potential problem and should be evaluated by a physician in a timely manner. Others are not really memory problems but are more the result of poor hearing, slow processing, or intermittent attention.

As always, we encourage you all to educate yourself about these matters and to see a physician immediately if you suspect an emerging problem with your memory.

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