Every time you forget something, do you worry about dementia?
When you start creeping up there in age, it’s easy to be a little nervous about memory loss. Losing your memory is like dying before you die.
Your memory doesn’t work quite as well as you age, but a little forgetfulness is no reason to worry about age dementia symptom.
Many things other than aging alone can cause memory problems.
- dementia (severe problems with memory and thinking, such as Alzheimer’s disease)
- side effects of drugs
- head injury
Alzheimer’s disease starts by changing your recent memory. If you have Alzheimer’s disease you might remember even small details of your past but not be able to remember recent events or conversations. Over time, the disease affects all parts of your memory.
Age dementia symptoms are certainly worrisome. They are more than normal aging.
First you want to rule out any of the issues above that might be contributing to your memory loss. Don’t assume the worst until you have addressed other possibilities.
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