How to tell the difference between normal memory loss and dementia
- August 28, 2015
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One way to mitigate the ill effects of dementia is to catch its onset early; the problem is, that isn’t easy.
The most common symptom is frequent memory loss, but most people suffer from a memory lapse now and again, which makes it hard to isolate as a symptom.
A new study has found, however, that there may be a way to identify real problem symptoms early. The trick is to not worry about a memory lapse in itself—but to worry when the person doesn’t even remember that they’ve forgotten something.
Among those who suffer from dementia, lack of awareness of memory loss is common.
This new study found that those who scored higher on lack of memory awareness also showed biological symptoms of dementia.
This means that while those who are likely to get dementia won’t be aware of their own memory loss, their friends and families have some chance of spotting the signs.
Read more here.