Memory loss is not a normal part of aging: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"
Are you beginning to forget things as you reach middle age? People joke about getting older and forgetting where they put their keys or glasses. "Oh, it's early senility setting in." The problem is that it may not be a joke. It may actually be the truth. According to this study normal healthy brains don't become forgetful. Only diseased or injured brains do. Like all disease it starts out as some type of dis-ease, something not quite like it used to be in a small way. Over time the deterioration leads to more doctor visits, more drugs, perhaps surgery, loss of job, further loss of mental and physical function, and sometimes being placed in a home for people who can no longer function on their own.
Disease happens slowly. Don't panic if you forgot where you put your keys one time. However if you or your family notice that things are not quite the way they used to be it pays to visit the doctor and get tested. If the family doctor finds nothing wrong and the problem persists find a doctor who practices Integrative Medicine. This could be an MD, DO, or DC (chiropractor).