Memory Loss Can Begin In Your Thirties - Study

by Dr. Reeja Tharu on  December 8, 2012 at 11:12 AM Health Watch
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A recent study has discovered that memory loss could begin even while people are in their thirties.

The average age when memory loss may be noticed is 57 years but recent studies have revealed that it can be experienced even when people are in their thirties.
Memory Loss Can Begin In Your Thirties - Study
Memory Loss Can Begin In Your Thirties - Study

It is common these days to see even the young complaining and worrying about memory-related issues. It is not so rare to see them forgetting the spelling of a known word or to wear their socks -- but it becomes a cause for real concern when a person forgets the spelling of his own name!

A survey has revealed that one of the most embarrassing memory lapses is when a person forgot the spelling of his own name during a business meeting. Other memory lapses include forgetting people's names, forgetting keys and glasses, forgetting the names of colors, the spelling of "hour" and the word for "apple". Some admit to leaving behind loved ones in the shop.

Although these memory episodes appear funny, most of those surveyed are worried about their lapses and are concerned if it would become a major problem in the future.

The survey has been published to coincide with the UK's first ever online Memory Training Course. It was conducted on more than 1,000 adults aged over 50 years and was commissioned by adult learning website "Love to Learn". It was found that 60% of those surveyed worried about memory loss while 20% of people had noticed a memory loss even while they were in their thirties or forties. According to the study, 92 per cent of over-50s make an effort to keep their minds and memory active.

Despite these worrying facts, not all is lost. People can actually boost their memories by different methods such as reading books, doing crossword puzzles or suduko, helping kids with their homework or even learning new things or joining new classes.

Former world memory champion Jonathan Hancock is the course's online tutor. He says, 'Brilliant memory is something you do, not something you own. The brain is a muscle and changes according to how you exercise it and what you practice. Everyone can train their memory, and can surprise themselves with how much they can improve it.' 

So don't forget to surprise yourself. Stay active mentally!

Source: Medindia

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