Normal aging vs dementia

Normal aging vs dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are not a part of normal aging.

Almost 40 per cent of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. When there is no underlying medical condition causing this memory loss, it is known as “age-associated memory impairment,” which is considered a part of the normal aging process.


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In the reply box below make a list of some of the memory issues that you may be experiencing

Look at the list provided in previous page and see if the issue is normal aging or signs of something else.

If you have any concerns about you list, make an appointment with your Dr. to discuss

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19 thoughts on “Normal aging vs dementia

  1. I have sometimes accidentally taken my dishes into the bathroom sink instead of kitchen
    I have forgotten what I came to do once I entered into a different room
    Added sugar twice to my tea


  2. -Sometimes walk into a room and forget what I was about to do, or what I was looking for
    -I regularly misplace my phone at home (probably due to information overload)
    -sometimes forget what I had for dinner the day before


  3. – I forget what reason i came into a room for
    – Can’t remember if i locked my car a lot
    – misplaced my phone in strange places (ex. cupboards, fridge, bathroom)
    – I sometimes forget to study for tests due to too much going on/ family activities or information overload


  4. things I forget:
    – why i walked into a room or what im looking for
    – Forget what date it was
    – If I have told someone a story or not
    – Where i put things down


  5. I often have problems remember the right words
    Losing my glasses
    Forgetting the date
    Walking into a room and forgetting why I walked in there!


  6. I misplace things all the time, lose my train of thought and forget what I was going to do, the current and future dates are often forgotten. I also forget names.


  7. Forgetting whether or not I locked my car or left my straightener on, forgetting my keys in the door, I lose ALL my bank cards all the time, really bad with names.


  8. something that happens to me a lot is forgetting certain words, like I will be talking and then I will get stuck because I can’t remember the word that I need to express myself.


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