Problem

Age-related memory loss

Other Names:
Non-Alzheimer's related memory deficit in the elderly
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.
Related Problems:
Recovered memories
Aggravates:
Loneliness in old age
Aggravated By:
Brain shrinkage
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
27.03.2001 – 00:00 CEST
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