You walk into the kitchen. You know you went to get something, but can’t remember what it is. You go back to the lounge, only to remember when your derrière brushes the couch – if you remember at all.
This begins to happen more frequently as you get older. You get worried, and start researching Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Centre have found that age-related memory loss is linked to a deficiency of a protein called RbAp48 in the hippocampus region of the brain, noting that it is a “significant contributor” to memory loss.
The good news is that this deficiency is treatable, and is separate from Alzheimer’s.
Read more at the Mail & Guardian.
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