Memory impairment is one of the most common complaints
Most people consider memory impairment to be a natural part of aging. While it is true that the blood flow to the brain decreases with age, it is not written in stone that memory should deteriorate.
The decline in memory function may be due to tiredness, stress, psychic problems, menopause or to alcohol overindulgence.
In many cases, above the age of 65 years, memory impairment is a symptom of a degenerative neurological disorder that destroys nerve cells.
Memory does not have to deteriorate with age and the often heard phrase: “it comes with age” is erroneous. A faulty memory is not a consequence of aging, it most probably is a symptom.