Forgetting and age

Widespread belief that with the years there is a memory impairment. Really, memory tests on itself age influence, but degree of its deterioration not at all is identical.

It is considered, that memory loss is observed at least at 5 percent of people of old age (from the general number of the population) and approximately at 30 - 50 percent of the patients placed in the medical centres. Frequently natural losses of memory can be mixed with early symptoms of heavy illnesses. An Alzheimer's disease ( «Degenerate disorders», with. 100) is the most frequent reason of frustration of memory and senile weak-mindedness. The fear which wakes up in the person because of destructive influence of this illness, leads to that the slightest miss turns to an alarm signal. To avoid a similar situation, it is necessary to distinguish forms of evolution of memory at senile age: some people of old age keep the memory, others are subject to insignificant memory blackouts and moderate forgetfulness, and only the certain group of people suffers from the above-stated disease or senile weak-mindedness, ie at them problems of pathological character are observed. Scientists after revision before the made conclusions have come to conclusion that with the years many people do not lose abilities of the memory or at them insignificant blanks are observed. In this sense of distinction between young men and people of middle age not such considerable as was considered earlier. The Principal cause of moderate forgetfulness can be covered in reduction of ability to storing of a new material thus, that ability to reproduction of already remembered data can remain same, as well as with people of younger age.

To last group the people suffering from degenerate processes or damages of a brain concern. They make about 1 / 3 part from total of people of old age. At them heavier frustration of the memory which occurrence is caused by presence of any disease will develop. Therefore it is necessary to draw an accurate side between old people with small memory blackouts and at what they testify to development of mental disease. In the latter case visiting of the expert will be necessary.