I am in my early 60s and I easily forget things. Some of my friends believe that I have an abnormal problem while others think that I am alright. Kindly advise me.
Lookman (by SMS)
Forgetting people’s names, where you left your keys, or what you were doing a moment ago are normal. But forgetting the name of a family member or what those keys are used for is a sign of more serious problems. However, it is not as if age-related memory loss is that bad as it is being peddled. In fact, older folks are actually better than their younger peers at some memory-related tasks, such as crossword puzzles among other skills. It has also been confirmed that in most cases, the decline in memory can be reversed through some activities such as exercises and lifestyle changes. Exercises such as walking and swimming can increase the supply of blood to the brain, spurs the development of new neurons, and forges more connections between them. All it takes to benefit is 45 minutes of moderate exercise, such as walking, three times a week. In addition, a balanced diet that guarantees your minimum daily requirement of vitamins C, E, B6, B12, and folate is good insurance. Also, acquiring a new skill, whether it’s dancing, singing or carpentry work, helps sharpen your ability to pay attention while solving a puzzle can improve your ability to concentrate while driving.