benign senescent forgetfulness

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benign senescent forgetfulness

A mild memory defect which is generally regarded as a normal ageing phenomenon, which falls along a continuum from banal and expected to frank dementia.
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Lynn Hasher, senior scientist on the study and a leading authority in attention and inhibitory functioning in younger and older adults said "to eliminate age-related forgetfulness across three consecutive memory experiments and help older adults perform like younger adults is dramatic and to our knowledge a totally unique finding.
To eliminate age-related forgetfulness across three consecutive memory experiments and help older adults perform like younger adults is dramatic and to our knowledge a totally unique finding," said Lynn Hasher, senior scientist on the study and a leading authority in attention and inhibitory functioning in younger and older adults.
Two of these studies were human clinical trials done in Japan: the first administered 12 mg of natural astaxanthin to elderly subjects with age-related forgetfulness daily for 12 weeks to establish its efficacy in relation to age-related decline in both cognitive and psychomotor function.
One of these programs is Terrace Club, which was developed for those with early memory loss and age-related forgetfulness.
Researchers aren't sure whether this age-related forgetfulness results from difficulty in creating memories, retrieving them, or both.