<p>One day you can't find your phone, the next you fail to recognize your neighbor in the grocery store. What's going on—and is it serious? Forgetfulness tends to become more frequent as we age, experts say, but memory loss isn't inevitable. Here's what we know about memory and how to use it to help you stay sharp.</p>Learn more
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The age at which your memory
begins to decline
Michael Roizen, MD
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
How can I remember the questions I want to ask my doctor?
<p>Create a list of questions you want to ask your doctor prior to your visit. You can write those questions down and have them available when you speak with your doctor. New technology is increasing ways to help you recall your questions in preparation for your medical appointment. For example, the I-phone will allow you to write your questions conveniently on a “notes,” pad application. Also, the newer version of these phones, allows you to just speak your questions into a built-in microphone in the phone so that your questions are either recorded, or typed out for you on the phone’s “notepad.” It’s kind of like having a personal secretary in the palm of your hand, so your questions are at your fingertips. Some physician offices and hospitals have something called “mychart,” or a similar computer software. This software allows you to create an account allowing you to access your medical records for visit history, test results, scheduling medical appointments or e-mailing questions to your doctor from any computer.</p><br /><br /><p> </p>
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