October 1998 Issue

Brain Boosters: Can Supplements Sharpen Your Memory

Can't remember where you put your reading glasses? Perhaps it's the grocery list you misplaced or the things you forgot to get at the store. Most of us notice memory lapses—mostly short-term—and slowed processing of information as we grow older. This slight cognitive decline is known as age associated memory impairment, or AAMI. Even for healthy people, AAMI, like going gray, is a natural part of aging. "We know certain areas of the

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