Michelle Trudeau http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Inside The Brains Of People Over 80 With Exceptional Memory http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/inside-brains-people-over-80-exceptional-memory Most research on memory loss in the elderly focuses on dementia, Alzheimer's disease or other brain diseases.<p>But neuroscientist <a href="http://fsmweb.northwestern.edu/faculty/FacultyProfile.cfm?xid=18145">Emily Rogalski</a> from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine knew there is great variation in how good memory is in older people. Most have memory loss to varying degrees, but some have strong memories, even well into old age.<p>Rogalski wanted to know just how good. So she began recruiting volunteers age 80 and up from the Chicago area to test their memories. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Michelle Trudeau 25426 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Inside The Brains Of People Over 80 With Exceptional Memory