As per two researches, which have been taken out at the Rush University Medical, it has been revealed that a person starts losing his memory in the last two and half years of his life.
Both the researches have been published in the American Academy of Neurology, and have unveiled that the level at which memory problems exists in the last two and half years is not found at any other point of time in older age.
Lead researcher Robert S. Wilson, who is a neuropsychologist at Rush Medical Centre in Chicago, was of the view that in order to reach at the above given result, they took an experiment which continued for 15 years.
They enrolled 174 Catholic priests, nuns and monks, who were not having any memory problems and asked them to go through a yearly memory test till the time of their death. After their deaths, Wilson said that he found that on an average, a person starts losing his memory about two-and-a-half years before death. This can be known through their memory and thinking abilities which start declining at rates of six to 17 times faster than normal period.
Wilson said that both the researches are different from each other, as in the first one, they took death as a reference point to research memory decline. “In our first study, we used the end of life as a reference point for research on memory decline rather than birth or the start of the study “, said Wilson.
The second research was of the view that one can try to keep his memory fit for the maximum time by remaining busy in board games and reading books, and other literature.