Forgetting things occasionally is a part of life. It’s why people may have reminders on their smartphones or sticky notes on their refrigerators. As people get older they might experience more frequent instances of memory loss, but this is often a normal part of aging. So how can aging adults tell if they’re experiencing the symptoms of dementia? And how do they know when it’s time to tell a doctor?
Here are some tips on how to tell normal forgetfulness from dementia:
Normal age-related symptoms:
These problems can be frustrating, but they are not very serious and certainly aren’t any cause for alarm. …read more