Analysis: Memory loss is harming life activities among over-60s

05/14/2013 | NBC News

Worsening memory loss to some degree is self-reported by 1 in 8 Americans over 60, with a third of these saying the loss is interfering with their day-to-day abilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One surprising result was a somewhat higher percentage of people 60 to 64 reporting difficulties due to memory loss than in the over-85 bracket. "These findings suggest a need for future studies to examine the relationship of age and functional difficulties caused by increased confusion or memory loss," said Angela Deokar, a CDC public health adviser.

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