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A 47-year-old member asked:

Why is my memory not as good as before especially remembering names? anything i can do?

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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 36 years experience
Memory: Sometimes considered a part of normal aging, difficulty with names can be a precursor to full blown anomic aphasia, a type of dementia in the alzheimer's category. I do not mean to frighten you, but you should see a neurologist to review this problem, assess if there are reversible causes or neuroprotective actions you can take. Reducing stress is paramount.
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