19Apr

Am I Losing My Memory?

<p><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 22.4px; background-color: rgba(250, 250, 250, 0.85098);">Where did I leave my car keys? Have you seen my wallet? Does this sound familiar - is this a new epidemic of dementia? A crisis in cognition?<br /></span><br style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px; background-color: rgba(250, 250, 250, 0.85098);" /><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 22.4px; background-color: rgba(250, 250, 250, 0.85098);">According to the Centers for Disease Control now, more Americans than ever question their memory function and cognitive prowess and wonder if they are just experiencing the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease. Perhaps though the memory deficits we experience may not actually be an inability to recall but more of a difficulty to encode new information. We are surrounded daily by a barrage of information that vies for our attention: emails, texts, push notifications, phone calls, television media, and sports highlights that divide our focus and demand our response. With all of this stimulation, is it any surprise we are unsure of what we are doing from moment to moment? Maybe you can't remember what your spouse was saying about your daughter because the text from your boss chimed in at the critical point in the parenting dialogue.</span></p>
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