My bathroom mirror isn’t the only thing that’s foggy

The reason my memory isn’t as good as it used to be is because the longer I live the more data is stored so it takes longer for my brain to sort it all out – like when I walk into the bathroom, can’t remember why and leave.  

I have tens of thousands of kilobytes of bathroom memory” stored: take a shower, read a magazine, brush my teeth, get an aspirin, read another magazine, put on lipstick . . .  My brain has to search decades of stored data.  It usually finds the reason within 20 minutes or so before I embarrass myself.

A judy rat
A judy rat, young man

I was excited to read that “Researchers found they could stop normal, age-related memory loss in rats by treating them with riluzole already on the market as a treatment for ALS.

another judy rat, child
Another judy rat, little girl

By examining the neurological changes that occurred after riluzole treatment, . . . researchers “discovered one way in which the brain’s ability to reorganize itself — its neuroplasticity — can be marshaled to protect it against some of the deterioration that can accompany old age, at least in rodents,

Another judy rat, female
Another judy rat, teen age girl

After 17 weeks of treatment, the researchers tested the rats’ spatial memory . . . and found they performed better than their untreated peers, and almost as well as young rats!!

 

Another judy rat, male
Another judy rat, old man

I’ve printed the article so I can read it the next time I’m in the bathroom and can’t remember why.

If you want a copy for your bathroom click

Existing Drug, Riluzole, may Prevent Foggy ‘Old Age’ Brain

 

 

4 thoughts on “My bathroom mirror isn’t the only thing that’s foggy

  1. I always imagine my brain is full of file cabinets and little roll-Can we buya-dexes that have tipped over, and that’s why I can’t remember things. Can we buy this stuff at Walgreen’s??

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