Where Did I Leave My Glasses?: The What, When, and Why of Normal Memory Loss

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Thorndike Press, 2008 - Psychology - 355 pages
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According to author Lear and the memory experts she taps in the book, the memory lapses that begin in middle age are typically no cause for alarm. In fact, remembering less in later years is rarely a sign of Alzheimer's or any other scary memory-loss condition. It's just a part of normal aging. On her hunt for answers, Lear explores why names are the first things to go and what can be done about it, why we forget certain things on purpose, why we forget more than our parents did and in which cases our brains are actually doing us a favor by letting go of certain knowledge. Weaving together insight from psychologists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary biologists with rich and often hilarious anecdotes, Lear offers reassurance and hope to the millions of forgetful baby boomers.--From publisher description.

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ever worry about your memory? Why is it the one word we never have trouble remembering is "alzheimers"??? here's a researched book dealing with NORMAL memory change. How refreshing! It's engagingly written... very enjoyable. Read full review

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I good book to help you understand how aging affects the brain, and a bit of how we can help extend the useful life of our brains. It is reassuring that some memory loss is normal, however I think ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Martha Weinman Lear authored two bestselling books, Heartsounds (which was made into a Peabody award-winning film) and The Child Worshipers. A former staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, Lear continues to write articles for national magazines. She lives in New York City with her husband, screenwriter Alan Ruben.

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