Poor sleep hygiene, stressful work hours and extra screen-time means that Mumbai's 40 and 50-year-olds can't remember what they did recently. The good thing is that it can be reversed
At 50, Mohini (name changed on request), a share market trader, has everything going for her, except for memory. Her job has always been stressful. But, she didn't realise when the long hours on the computer and phone, started taking a toll on her brain. "It all began when I forgot to give my son something that I had brought for him," says the Malabar Hill resident. This pattern of forgetting kept recurring, until she visited the doctor.
Mohini has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. The symptoms include misplacing objects, forgetting to go for planned activities and appointments.