How Old Will I Be When My Memory Starts to Go?

A study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that older people failed to recognize someone they’ve seen once 43 percent of the time. Scientists think your memory may start to go between ages 40 and 60.


A study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that older people failed to recognize someone they've seen once 43 percent of the time.

The odds of remembering a face are better for those 36 and under. (They fail only 26 percent of the time.) Scientists think your memory may start to go between ages 40 and 60. For stay-sharp tricks, check out the best memory boosters for women.
Last Updated: February 13, 2009

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