Recent researches show that memory loss among the elderly is not as severe as we originally thought. Wilma Koutstaal (University of Minnesota) and Alaitz Aizpurua (University of the Basque Country) have studied this topic and revealed some information about the matter.
A new study conducted by the University of Iowa reveals a possible connection between stress hormones and short term memory loss.
The study was conducted by the American university of Iowa and was published in the “Journal of Neuroscience“. It shows that high levels of cortisol can lead to memory loss as we advance in age. Levels of cortisol increase when we feel stress.