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Losing memory

Nearly everyone's memory gets worse to some extent as they get older - it takes longer to recall information. This seems to be due to general 'wear and tear' of the brain. But imagine life without memory. You wouldn't be able to remember your name, how to look after yourself or recognise your family and friends.

Everyone's memory tends to get worse as they get older.
Everyone's memory tends to get worse as they get older.
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