Why You Should Pay Attention to Early Signs of Memory Loss
Everyone loses their keys or misses an appointment from time to time. But when is a memory lapse something more? When is forgetting what you were going to say or confusing dates and times something to pay attention to? While most Americans say they would want to know if they have Alzheimer’s disease (90 percent), more than half of people aged 45 and older do not talk to their physician about their concerns and fears, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This is troubling, given the importance of early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s.