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Memory Foggy? 5 Signs It's Not Serious

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  • Brain farts, or “senior moments,” occur because your brain perceives many of your daily tasks as patterns, and may revert to its default mode network (DMN). These are short-lived, and your brain will likely kick into overdrive to try and correct the mistake.
  • On the other hand, mild memory loss is very serious. Researchers discovered that even very mild memory loss appears to be linked to the presence of the same type of damage seen in more serious cases of cognitive decline.
  • One of the simplest methods to boost your brain function is to keep on learning. The size and structure of neurons and the connections between them actually change as you learn.
  • This article also lists 6 other steps that will help you support brain function and avoid cognitive decline.

It's natural to feel nervous when you forget something, knowing that Alzheimer's disease now affects 5.3 million Americans. But a memory slip doesn't always mean the worst. According to KPHO, the following five situations point toward normal, age-related memory loss.

Slowed recall of information from time to time is normal -- erverybody forgets stuff.  What's not normal is when memory impairment interferes with your ability to get through the day.


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