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What can you do if you tend to forget?

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As you get older, chances are you’ll sometimes forget a word, where you left your car keys, or the name of a neighbor you bumped into at the market.

These small memory lapses happen. They're a normal part of aging -- just like creaky knees, wrinkled skin, or blurry vision.

It can help to:

  • Write yourself notes.
  • Place your keys in the same place each day.
  • Play word games or do crossword puzzles.

From: Is It Alzheimer’s or Normal Aging? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: "Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia," "Know the 10 Signs."

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center: “Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet.”

Mayo Clinic: “Memory Loss: 7 tips to improve your memory,” “Memory Loss: When to Seek Help,” “Reversible Causes of Memory Loss.”

National Institute on Aging: “About Alzheimer’s."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 16, 2016

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: "Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia," "Know the 10 Signs."

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center: “Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet.”

Mayo Clinic: “Memory Loss: 7 tips to improve your memory,” “Memory Loss: When to Seek Help,” “Reversible Causes of Memory Loss.”

National Institute on Aging: “About Alzheimer’s."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 16, 2016

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