Are you over 45 and have some memory loss or confusion? You’re not alone.
In fact, about 12% of Americans 45 and older report problems with memory and being confused, at times.
This isn’t just something to dismiss because you’re getting older. This is not a part of the aging process and could be the beginnings of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
It’s critical to speak with your doctor about it and it’s just plain smart to make observations of yourself to help your doctor make an informed diagnosis.
As with any other condition, the earliest possible intervention leads to the best outcome. There are effective medications now that slow the progression of the disease, so do it.
Our brains aren’t supposed to fall off a cliff as we age.
Oh sure, speed of processing information slows which makes us bad drivers and memory for recently learned information stalls a bit, but that’s about it. Get checked out.
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