When an aging parent or loved begins to show signs of memory loss it is natural be concerned. Cognitive health ranks as a top priority for older Americans, second only to physical independence, and any changes should be noted.
But ‘senior moments’ happen to everyone, and according to Dr. Heidi White, a geriatrician at Duke University Medical Center, most often the only prescription necessary is patience. “The speed at which we process information is one aspect of brain function that normally slows with age. With a little time, the (forgotten) word or name can be retrieved.”
Alzheimer’s is rare, but there are warning signs that can help you distinguish between true symptoms of dementia and non-serious senior moments. TheAlzheimer’s Association publishes a widely accepted list of ten: (CLICK LINK)
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