Memory loss is something we all fear as we age. After all, memory is what makes us who and what we are, as having access to the huge database in our brain is integral to our very concept of ourselves. We can’t survive independently without it...
* Steroids such as prednisolone
* Epilepsy drugs such as Zonegran
No, memory loss is not inevitable as we age, but we’d be very fortunate to avoid it happening. Memory starts to decline imperceptibly in early adulthood (Alzheim Dis Assoc Disord, 2003; 17: 162-7); by age 65, about 40 per cent of us will have...
* Don’t isolate yourself. A MacArthur Foundation study found that keeping close contacts with others and remaining involved in other people’s lives predicted successful ageing (Kahn RL, Rowe JW. Successful Aging. New York: Pantheon, 1998).
* Take a
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