Forgetfulness as a Warning Sign

“If you are aware of your memory problems, you are unlikely to have dementia,” says Dr. Oliver Cockerell, a consultant neurologist at The London Clinic. You might forget where your car is parked or forget the name of a friend; that is due to memory being “easily distractible.” Perhaps it is due to stress, grief, lack of sleep, or multi-tasking, or it could be depression, lack of focus or a warning sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. According to Dr. Barry Reisberg, Director of the Fisher Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Resources Program at New York University Langone Medical Center, we know the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease can begin 15 years before symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, long before the beginning signs of dementia surface. Read more on the subject at:

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