What is the relationship between aging, memory loss, and overall cognition? That’s a matter of hot debate in the wake of special counsel Rober Hur’s report on President Joe Biden’s alleged mishandling of classified documents.
While the report does not recommend pressing criminal charges against Biden, it has drawn ample attention for its focus on the president’s age, with prosecutors describing him as “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” and citing instances of the president having trouble remembering dates, names, or details of event. Biden has pushed back against these descriptions: “My memory is fine,” he told a reporter Thursday. And Democrats have also pushed back, citing Donald Trump’s memory lapses.