Normal Memory Loss or Dementia? Consider these red flags of memory loss and #cognitive
Does it interfere with daily life? Everyone forgets a name, only to remember later — but if you’re consistently forgetting appointments, can’t remember how to cook foods you’ve always been able to cook, or people tell you you’ve asked them for the same information multiple times, those are more serious signs.
Do you have trouble thinking things through? We’ve all made a mess of our #accounting
once or twice, but if you just can’t figure out how to balance your #checkbook
or plan the kind of trip you used to enjoy, it may be time to seek help. In fact, a recent #study
suggests that problems remembering how to handle #money
foreshadows an #Alzheimer’s
diagnosis by up to a year.
Are you having trouble retracing your steps? Everyone misplaces their keys, but most people usually can go back over their steps to find them again. #Dementia
signs include an inability to retrace your steps to find lost items.
Are you at a loss for words? We all know about the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon, when a word you want is just out of reach. But frequently being unable to come up with the word or phrase you want can be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
Do you lose your sense of place and time? Forgetting where you are, how you got there, the order of events, or even what day it is — these are all more than just “normal” signs of memory loss. authors madeline-vann #grandmadaisyisms #healingtouchcompanion