Memory Lapses May Not Necessarily Portend Alzheimer’s

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal (4/15, D1, Reddy, Subscription Publication) reports in a 1,100-word article that researchers believe memory lapses may not necessarily represent the onset of Alzheimer’s or other memory conditions. According to the article, memory failure is most common when people do not activate it in the act of performing an action, or when they attempt to retrieve the memory in a different condition than they were in when they activated it. The Journal recommends paying attention when performing an action and committing it to memory to avoid this type of memory lapse.

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— “Why We Keep Losing Our Keys,”Sumathi Reddi, The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2014.

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