Some people worry about becoming forgetful. Their concern is that its the first sign of Alzheimers disease.
We can see physical changes in our bodies as we age. However, the changes in the aging brain are not so obvious. We may not learn things as easily as we used to, or we may forget where we left our glasses. These are signs of mild forgetfulness, but are not necessarily signs of serious memory problems.
Emotional issues, such as stress, anxiety, or depression can promote forgetfulness that is sometimes confused with dementia. Trying to deal with significant life changes creates confusion and forgetfulness in some individuals. These challenges are usually temporary and fade as time passes. Short-term treatment may include counseling, medication, or both.
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