Problem

Age-related memory loss

Other Names:
Non-Alzheimer's related memory deficit in the elderly
Senile dementia
Mental deterioration of old age
Nature:

Normal age-related memory loss is likely to involve the hippocampus, a small structure in the middle of the brain. The hippocampus is central to learning and memory. Unlike Alzheimer's disease, it is thought that the defects are caused by faulty neurotranmission rather than nerve cell death.

Aggravates:
Loneliness in old age
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
09.04.2019 – 12:26 CEST