Some 41 million Americans are over 65 years of age. Many of them worry about what's happening with their memories. How serious is their memory loss? In this accessible and cogent work, Andrew Budson, a professor of neurology, and Maureen K. O'Connor, an expert in clinical care for patients with memory disorders, present seven steps for those seeking more information:

1. Learn What Is Normal Memory
2. Determine If Your Memory Is Normal
3. Understand Your Memory Loss
4. Treat Your Memory Loss
5. Modify Your Lifestyle
6. Strengthen Your Memory
7. Plan Your Future

Budson and O'Connor also answer a lot of questions about memory loss and medications, physical exercise, mild cognitive impairment, tests and evaluations, and depression. We found the suggestions regarding breaks, minimizing distractions, and improving memory through repetition to be very helpful.