For some reason, the vast majority of people find that their memory ability could and should be better. And, this concern only becomes more common with age. Enhancing and protecting our memory ideally begins in our youth. We naturally achieve a peak ability to remember in early adulthood and then find that the inborn memory ability declines over time. Adults learn tricks to compensate for this decline in memory. This works well until people get into their 70’s or 80’s at which time memory loss becomes a disabling problem.
Research on memory has advanced greatly in recent years. We now understand more about brain function and how to enhance, protect, and preserve what is known as “cognitive function” or the ability to remember facts, process information, and solve problems.