Weak Memory Linked to Poor Health in Young Adults


There are many diseases that can lead to poor memory in adults of all age groups which includes younger adults of ages 18 to 39; diseases that are found responsible are dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Many previous researches have associated cognitive functioning and health issues. One study stated that thinking ability is excellent in person who is fit and strong in cardiovascular health in their younger age.

Another recent study done in Los Angeles stated that these possibilities may be symptoms of early memory complaints. About 18552 individuals of ages 18 to 99 years were questioned by the researchers regarding their health and lifestyle factors as well as about their memory. They focused on factors such known to increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; they include obesity, diabetes, illiteracy, smoking and depression. Many adults had memory complaints, 26% were older adults, 22% were adults of middle age and 14% were young adults. In all the groups, depression was the only strongest risk factor found to trigger depression. The experts were surprised to find memory issues in young adults.

Previous study which was one published this year that was analyzing traumatic brain injury recovery have found that the key element of cognitive reserve is education, to know how brain can function well after the damage it has undergone. According to the research team, the search of educational activities can prove beneficial for adults of all age.
There is one limitation with findings of the study; it was that the researchers noticed that younger adults might suffer from different memory problems that were affecting senior individuals.

This research would raise awareness and importance of decreasing these risk factors in adults of any age. Screening and treatment for depression and other disease such as high blood pressure would help a lot to improve memory in adults.

This research has underlined the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the main purpose of this research is to increase awareness in general public to help them improve their memory at an early age.

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Expert Author : Ashley Stein (Consumer Health Digest)

Ashley Stein holds a bachelor's degree in education from the Birmingham-Southern College in United States. She is a health content writer and editor. She used to work as a content editor for leading online websites including blogs and journals. Her areas of specialization include writing educational and health articles. She is contributing to Consumer Health Digest for the past 4 years.