Mary couldn’t find her car keys. She looked on the hook just inside the front door. They weren’t there. She searched in her purse. No luck. Finally, she found them on her desk. Yesterday, she forgot her neighbor’s name. Her memory was playing tricks on her. She was starting to worry about it. She decided to see her doctor.
Many people worry about becoming forgetful. They think forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. But not all people with memory problems have Alzheimer’s. Other causes for memory problems can include aging, medical conditions, emotional problems, mild cognitive impairment, or another type of dementia.
Read and share this article to learn what kind of memory loss can be a normal part of aging and what might be a sign of something more serious. You can also share our infographic— Forgetfulness: Normal or Not?
If you are concerned about your memory or thinking, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor.
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