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Memory and Aging

Many changes come with aging. The good news for lifelong learners is that loss of memory is not necessarily one of them. Some health conditions impact memory, but for the most part, people continue to learn and remember new information throughout their lives. There are changes that aging brings which may affect your ability to learn, but by being aware of these changes, it is possible to compensate for them.

Weakening of Sight, Hearing, and the Other Senses

The eyesight and hearing usually decline with age. If new information does not make a clear impression on the senses, it is not the fault of memory when the information can’t be recalled. Regular vision and hearing tests will keep these changes from sneaking up on you. Hearing and vision can often be corrected or adapted for by carefully choosing where you sit in a room or asking people to speak louder if you cannot hear.


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