Is your memory beginning to worry you?

 

Last updated 9/13/2019 at 10:49pm



Special to Village News

People may have seen a sign or a T-shirt with the slogan, “My ability to remember song lyrics from the 80s far exceeds my ability to remember why I walked into the kitchen.”

It’s a funny quote, but one clearly based on a real issue many people experience as they age.

Why do people seem more forgetful or have more problems with short-term memory as they grow older? In some cases it can be an early indication of a more serious problem – Alzheimer’s disease. This disease affects 5.8 million Americans and is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death.

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