Memory Loss from Aging vs Alzheimer’s
Forgetting where an item is placed, or momentarily lapsing on someone’s name can be a common result of normal aging. In some cases, what appears as concerning memory loss may be reversed if caused by treatable conditions such as depression, drug interaction or excess use of alcohol. A lapse in memory is not always disease related.
In those cases where memory loss is due to dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s important to understand next steps and when to seek professional help. ComfortCare Homes recommends a full evaluation by a family doctor to determine current needs. For more information, including a guide on the difference between Alzheimer’s and normal memory loss, please browse our website, or call to schedule a consultation.