January 13, 2012

As we age, memory issues become increasingly common. But when does forgetfulness become a problem? And does progressive memory loss always point to Alzheimer’s disease? Not necessarily. Studies show that Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are not the only culprits when it comes to age-related memory loss and confusion.

Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that plays an essential role in many areas of the body, and many seniors suffer from B12 deficiencies without ever knowing it. This article from the New York Times outlines who may be at risk for B12 deficiency and why this vitamin is so vital to mental health.