gIn general, some memory failures are completely normal and harmless, especially with age, Carmen Carrion, an assistant professor of neuroscience at Yale University School of Medicine in the US, explains to HuffPost, a blog aggregator.
As the years pass, people grow older and forget very simple everyday things, such as keys, or have difficulty remembering certain names. He added: “These age-related changes in memory are not usually a cause for concern.”
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Unfortunately, certain forms of memory loss are abnormal and may be indicative of larger problems, he explains. That’s why some Huffpost neurologists break down the signs of memory loss that should worry you.
Signs that your memory loss is not normal:
- Inability to learn new things;
- Difficulty doing and understanding things that were previously easy;
- Forget conversations quickly.
- Getting lost in familiar places;
- Repeat stories frequently;
- Your loved ones say something seems strange.
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