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Why do women become more forgetful after 40?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Memory problems can be an issue after a woman reaches 40. Common problems are confusing one set of words for another, such as saying “blue coat” instead of “red jacket” or difficulty recalling certain words for objects or people. These lapses in communication within your brain can be symptoms of mini-strokes that are often precursors to a more serious event.

Find out what Dr. Oz recommends to boost memory in this video.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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