If I Could Remember Your Name, I’d Ask You Where I Put My Keys
Its a pretty common experience: You just had your keys and now you cant find them anywhere. About 75 percent of people over age 50 say they have had some sort of memory problem in the past year. Memory loss and confusion are not inevitable with aging. Most people stay alert as they age, although researchers acknowledge that it takes us longer to remember things as we grow older, particularly after age 70. Our minds are like computers: the older we become, the more information we have stored on the hard drive, and the longer it takes to access it.