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The Resource Where did I leave my glasses? : the what, when, and why of normal memory loss, Martha Weinman Lear

Where did I leave my glasses? : the what, when, and why of normal memory loss, Martha Weinman Lear

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Where did I leave my glasses? : the what, when, and why of normal memory loss
Title
Where did I leave my glasses?
Title remainder
the what, when, and why of normal memory loss
Statement of responsibility
Martha Weinman Lear
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
According to author Lear and the memory experts she taps in the book, the memory lapses that begin in middle age are typically no cause for alarm. In fact, remembering less in later years is rarely a sign of Alzheimer's or any other scary memory-loss condition. It's just a part of normal aging. On her hunt for answers, Lear explores why names are the first things to go and what can be done about it, why we forget certain things on purpose, why we forget more than our parents did and in which cases our brains are actually doing us a favor by letting go of certain knowledge. Weaving together insight from psychologists, neuroscientists, and evolutionary biologists with rich and often hilarious anecdotes, Lear offers reassurance and hope to the millions of forgetful baby boomers.--From publisher description
Summary
An evaluation of the process of memory loss draws on the expertise of memory experts to explain that most recall lapses that begin in middle age are perfectly normal, in an anecdotal report that cites typical causes
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234918
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lear, Martha Weinman
Dewey number
155.67/13125
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF724.85.M45
LC item number
L43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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Memory in old age
Target audience
adult
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the what, when, and why of normal memory loss
Label
Where did I leave my glasses? : the what, when, and why of normal memory loss, Martha Weinman Lear
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Publication
Contents
Whatsisname: the name problem -- Multitasking: the attention problem -- The upside of forgetting -- Gender and memory -- Exercise and memory -- The things we never forget -- The 57 varieties of memory -- Amnesia, Hollywood style: forget it -- Memory and its deceptions -- Ouch! That hurts to remember -- The Med student syndrome: this must be Alzheimer's -- When isn't it normal: who hid my keys? -- Diet and memory -- It's all in the computer, isn't it? -- Flashbulb memory: where were you when... -- The big picture: why did this happen to me, Mr. Darwin? -- Beyond the botox generation: memory and tomorrow
Control code
ocn154677770
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 247 p.
Isbn
9780446580595
Lccn
2007027358
System control number
(OCoLC)154677770
Label
Where did I leave my glasses? : the what, when, and why of normal memory loss, Martha Weinman Lear
Publication
Contents
Whatsisname: the name problem -- Multitasking: the attention problem -- The upside of forgetting -- Gender and memory -- Exercise and memory -- The things we never forget -- The 57 varieties of memory -- Amnesia, Hollywood style: forget it -- Memory and its deceptions -- Ouch! That hurts to remember -- The Med student syndrome: this must be Alzheimer's -- When isn't it normal: who hid my keys? -- Diet and memory -- It's all in the computer, isn't it? -- Flashbulb memory: where were you when... -- The big picture: why did this happen to me, Mr. Darwin? -- Beyond the botox generation: memory and tomorrow
Control code
ocn154677770
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 247 p.
Isbn
9780446580595
Lccn
2007027358
System control number
(OCoLC)154677770

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