So... do we lose brain power as we grow older - cognitive capacities that we'll never see again?
Numerous studies have shown that what has been called "cognitive decline" is more like "a brain too full of stuff"; like a too-full closet, our brain has accumulated so much information over the decades - some quite useful, other just junk - that it goes on temporary overload, thus causing the momentary forgetfulness we experience.
And the two most prevalent triggers of that overload are stress and negative emotions.
More good news: The brain has "elasticity" meaning it can flex and grow...at any age.
You have to work at it, though. According to Phildadelphia's Franklin Institute, "Throughout life, your neural networks reorganize and reinforce themselves in response to new stimuli and learning experiences..." And that's what we tend to shy away from as we get older - new things, and learning that we associate with our younger days long past (eg college).
So, you can not only reduce forgetfulness, but increase your brain power, by doing the following:
You have been officially alerted....