We all tend to lose things, no matter what age we are. Forgetfulness is rarely regarded as anything more than a passing annoyance. As we age, however, the concern is that forgetfulness is the first telltale symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.
For the vast majority, there’s no cause for alarm. And while it’s true that our memories lose sharpness once we pass our 40th birthday, there’s a lot we can do preserve our mental agility.
Research has highlighted a number of brain exercises for seniors that can produce significant gains in memory and information processing:
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