David Attenborough health: ‘I find it difficult to think’ Presenter discusses memory loss

One of Britain’s most valued national treasures, David Attenborough has revealed that he is suffering from memory loss. In a discussion about working on documentaries, he confessed that he is now “running into problems” when it comes to remembering facts and places. David said that he is having trouble with remembering the proper names of people and places, a common disorder with the elderly.

In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, age related memory loss was further analysed.

The study noted: “Memory changes cause concern to many patients as they grow older.

“With age comes the increasing likelihood of developing memory loss.

“The mildest form, age associated memory impairment, is characterised by self-perception of memory loss and a standardised memory test score showing a decline in objective memory performance compared with younger adults.

Mild cognitive impairment causes cognitive changes that are serious enough to be noticed to the person affected and to family members and friends but do not affect the individual’s ability to carry out everyday activities.

A common problem felt by many as they age known as a cognitive decline.

The presenter admitted that he was “coming to terms” with the fact that it takes longer to find the right words.

Fortunately, David is still doing what he does best and continues to inspire generations alike about the importance of making Earth and all its inhabitants one of the top priorities.


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