Monday, December 22, 2014

What is a serious memory problem?

e-Update from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, aservice of the National Institute on Aging at N I H
Have you noticed a friend or a loved one acting more forgetful lately? Sometimes it’s hard to know when to worry. Here are some signs of a more serious memory problem:
  • asking the same questions over and over again
  • getting lost in well-known places
  • not being able to follow directions
  • becoming more confused about time, people, and places
  • lack of self-care—eating poorly, not bathing, or being unsafe
For more information on memory problems, check out Understanding Memory Loss: What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering. This short book explains the causes of memory problems, how they can be treated, and how to cope with them. It’s also available to download as an eBook (epub).
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Do you know the signs of serious #memory problems? Find out more in Understanding Memory Loss from @Alzheimers_NIH.

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