Is it Memory Loss or Dementia?
Have you ever found yourself looking for misplaced car keys or forgetting somebody’s name, but remembering later? We all have lapses in memory occasionally. Although frustrating, they aren’t reason to worry.
Dementia memory loss is different. A person with dementia might completely forget what car keys are used for. Dementia can affect a person’s ability to carry out otherwise simple tasks. It impacts short-term memory first, and it generally worsens over time.
Age-related memory loss can be differentiated from dementia. Below are some examples to help you distinguish between them.