4/15/2013 – Inside The Brains Of People Over 80 With Exceptional Memory

Most research on memory loss in the elderly focuses on dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other brain diseases.

But neuroscientist Emily Rogalski from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine knew there is great variation in how good memory is in older people. Most have memory loss to varying degrees, but some have strong memories, even well into old age.

Read/listen to the full story at National Public Radio (NPR).