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Is Forgetfulness Normal...or a Sign of Dementia?

Find out if you have a normal level of forgetfulness or early Dementia


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Occasional forgetfulness is normal, and it can also be increased by certain types of medication. In women, hormonal changes during menopause can increase forgetfulness.

When memory lapses become more frequent and are noticed by others, that could indicate the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

If you are concerned that you or someone you love may exhibit signs of dementia, Real Age offers an Alzheimer's Disease Assessment. After completing the assessment, Real Age will send you a personalized profile that describes:

  • Symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease
  • Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
  • Strategies to manage Alzheimer's disease
  • Practical tips and resources for caregivers

While a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is difficult to receive, early detection and treatment can increase a patient's chances of managing the disease longer. Early detection of dementia can also help to prepare the patient and family for the changes to come.

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