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It’s not just you: ‘senior moments’ became more widespread during the pandemic, experts say

Fox News, April 10, 2022

April 10, 2022

It’s not just you: ‘senior moments’ became more widespread during the pandemic, experts say

If you aren’t a senior, but still experiencing ‘senior moments,’ you are in good company, according to recent Wall Street Journal report. “Our brains are like computers with so many tabs open right now,” said Dr. Sara C. Mednick, a neuroscientist and professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine.  “This slows down our processing power, and memory is one of the areas that falters.” … She recommends deep breathing for at least ten minutes every day, talking a nature walk or connecting with a loved one, but also reminds us to get a good night’s sleep because it cleanses the toxins in our brain that can ‘clog’ our mental processing.