Are you are anything like me, you walk into a room, stop, look around and cannot remember what you came in there for? Ha Ha, I wait a few minutes, make the bed, putter around and suddenly, out of thin air, I recall what I intended to do and I am back on track. I have just marked it down to not being a kid any more and moved on, but I will admit, as the years ticked by, it has worried me some. My doctor has always said that my mind has usually been on over-load, especially since I retired and I have no doubt that is on target.
However, in this mornings Review Journal (10/23/16) “Savvy Senior” writer, Jim Miller has given some wonderful resources that outline the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or some other types of dementia and the warning signs. Since I get so many phone calls related to this I thought it appropriate to post those sights here so our readers might share them too.
http://www.10signs.org This link will help show the difference between age related memory loss and a more serious problem.These would include vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia frontotemporal dementia and more. Another site is http://www.ALZ.org
“Savvy Senior” also talks about Memory Screening that is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and is completely covered by Medicare. If you are interested in memory screening, you may want to check with your doctor for a location that does this near you.