Normal aging changes the brain, which makes your mind slightly less efficient in processing new information.
But Dr. Takahashi emphasizes that wisdom can compensate for physical changes. "It's true that we lose some capacity for new memory," says Dr. Takahashi. However, experience compensates for this loss. "Older adults can still operate at an extremely high functional level despite physiologic changes."
Forgetfulness may indicate nothing more than having too much on your mind. Slow down and pay full attention to the task at hand, whatever it may be.
(Source: Mayo Clinic, online at www.mayoclinic.com.)