As we age, we all can experience changes that can cause glitches in our brain functions, making things we have always found easy to do, much harder.
It can sometimes take us longer to learn and recall things; we’re maybe not as quick as we once were; and we can start to worry about our overall effectiveness! But for most of us, if we give ourselves time, the information will come back to us after a while. And the good news is that whilst it is a fact that certain brain changes are unavoidable, when it comes to aging, major memory problems are not one of them!
That’s why it’s important to know the difference between normal age-related forgetfulness and the symptoms that may indicate an issue that we need to seek advice for.
Normal memory lapse examples could be:
✅ Sometimes forgetting where you left things you use all the times, such as keys or your phone.
✅ Every once in a while walking into a room and forgetting why you entered.
✅ Forgetting the details of a conversation you just had, or having to re-read something you’ve just read.
✅ Having information “on the tip of your tongue” but not being able to articulate it.
When a poor memory starts to get in the way of how you live your life, making it difficult to enjoy your work or social activities, it might be time to see a health professional. But you do not have to see them alone! An advocate can attend with you, help you remember to ask all your questions and of course – help you recall the answers!
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