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What is age-associated memory impairment?

When we cannot remember where we put the car keys, or we forgot an important appointment, there is a good chance we are suffering from age-related memory impairment. The neurons in our brains shrink as we grow older. The chemicals that transmit messages between these neurons also are emitted in lesser quantities.

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