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When does memory loss really begin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
We actually experience a mental decline a lot earlier than we realize. Memory loss starts at age 16 and is relatively common by 40. One way you can see this is through research done on video game players. People start losing their hand-eye coordination and the ability to perform exceptionally well on video games after the age of 25. The fascinating part of this research isn't that you'll rarely beat your kid in Mario Kart: Double Dash; it's that even if your brain knows what to do when presented with an animated hairpin turn at 135 mph, your brain can't fire those messages fast enough to your trigger-happy thumbs. There's a natural slowing of the connection - the power line - between your brain and your body.
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