Normal Aging or Dementia
Memory complaints are common and their frequency usually increases with age. Do you ever find yourself walking into a room and wondering, “What was I looking for?” Inevitably, after giving up and walking away, it comes back to you. But, do you remember how you felt before? Frustrated? Yes. Or did you wonder if you are experiencing memory loss? You’re probably not. The good news is that you are most likely overwhelmed, and like many of us, too busy.
As we age, we may need additional help from paying bills to purchasing groceries. A family member, friend or caregiver can help with these. However, if memory loss disrupts daily life, it is not normal aging and may require medical attention. So, how do you recognize the difference between “normal” aging or dementia.