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Healthy Forgetting: Everyone's Brain Needs Some Free Space

Posted Jan 07 2011 12:00am

Middle aged people sometimes watch their aging parents with some trepidation. Current news is so packed with stories about Alzheimer's disease that every memory slip a parent makes can strike fear into the hearts of their adult children. People need to step back and think about the difference between a diseased brain and normal, healthy forgetting. Even young people's brains need to select what to remember. So don't panic. Your elders may be just fine.

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