You often complain about a couple who seem often pretended to forget a task that you give? For example, you are asked to make milk for your baby while you cook, and 15 minutes later you find that he was still glaring in front of the TV? What's worse, he said you'd never ask her to do the work. Things like this are very frequent. Strangely, he never forgot when I have to remember the schedule soccer match that took place early morning.
This fact is not show that the selective nature of memory man, but because he has a reason for his inability to keep up with the things that women do.
According to a new study, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which usually appears as a symptom of mild memory loss, one and a half times more common in men than women. The study, published in the September issue of the journal Neurology, was attended by 2,050 people aged 70-89 years in Olmstead County, Minnesota. As many as 14 percent of female respondents was experiencing MCI, while the number of men at 20 percent. The researchers looked surprised by this discovery. Why is that?
According to study leader, Dr. Ronald Peterson, who is also director of the Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn.., And a member of the American Academy of Neurology, and Alzheimer's dementia is more common in women. Because of this fact, Peterson thinks women will suffer from memory loss problems earlier than men.
"We do not understand what the meaning of the results of this study," he said. "Most of us feel that there are more women who have dementia, because they live longer than men."
But it may be, according to Peterson, he suffered memory loss early. Symptoms are lighter and last longer, because they do not live longer than women. Therefore, they did not live long enough to develop Alzheimer's or other types of dementia.
That men experience greater memory problems, Peterson estimates that have nothing to do with the early signs of dementia. The probability of this is due to vascular diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes, each of which can affect cognitive abilities.
Study of Alzheimer's Disease Research Center also shows that people with lower levels of education and are not married, tend to MCI. "It really reflects the fact that a person with higher education may have a cognitive reserve, and can compensate for mild memory loss better," said Peterson. While married people, he added, tend to have stronger social networks. This is the lifestyle factors that influence better health overall.
So if you often forget which put the car keys or your glasses, do not worry that you are developing symptoms of dementia. "Some forgetfulness is also a normal part of the aging process," said Peterson.
No need to fret if you forgot to have to call someone, or forgot to bring my wallet. We can all forget when attention shifted, especially if we are doing multitasking. But when you always forget important information such as schedules to the doctor, a lunch with friends, then you have reason to worry. Immediately consult a doctor.