Forgotten something? Survey reveals memory loss can start in your thirties

by Natasha Wynarczyk

Forgetful woman REX

Memory loss can start as early as your thirties, with the most common mistakes including forgetting your own, and other people's, names and mispelling easy words.

According to a new survey,the average age people experience memory loss is 57, but 20 per cent of people out of the 1,000 surveyed had noticed memory problems in their thirties and forties. 60 per cent actually worried about memory.

The research, by Love to Learn, the UK's first ever online memory training course, found 37 per cent of people frequently forget names, this lapse was the most common with forgetting to take your keys with you when you leave the house coming second, at 19 per cent.

Love to Learn's memory training uses techniques employed by the Ancient Greeks, as well as more modern methods, to train people to remember names, lists, ideas and key dates.

Former world memory champion Jonathan Hancock, who is the course’s online tutor, said: 'Brilliant memory is something you do, not something you own. 

'The brain is a muscle and changes according to how you exercise it and what you practise.

'Everyone can train their memory, and can surprise themselves with how much they can improve it.’

The test is free here.

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