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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Answer isn't always on the 'tip of the tongue' for older adults

Has your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that's "on the tip of your tongue?" If so, you're not alone.

Research by New University of Michiganthe indicates that "tip-of-the-tongue" errors happen often to adults ages 65-92. Cindy Lustig, U-M psychology professor and the study's senior author cautioned that an elderly person occasionally forgetting a name does not mean he's in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Read more in the ScienceDaily article: Answer isn't always on the 'tip of the tongue' for older adults

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