Everyone person has some time or the other misplaced his/her car keys or forgotten a name of an acquaintance. If the person is young, he/she will not pay much attention to it. However, as the person begins aging and growing older, this type of memory loss can be worrying, as the person may think that he/she is getting Alzheimer's or dementia.
When it comes to memory loss and aging, people may want to know whether it is normal or a cause for concern. Being forgetful as a person becomes older is common. Many older adults begin talking about something only to realize that they cannot remember what they wanted to stay. This can be quite a frustrating experience. However, the good news is that memory loss due to aging is not a cause for concern. Do not automatically assume that you are getting dementia.
As a person grows older, the brain undergoes many physiological changes and this can cause some problems in the proper functioning of the brain. Hence, it takes an older person longer to learn something new or to recall information. While the person may not be that quick in remembering things, if he/she gives themselves time, they will recall the necessary information.
However, it is also important to remember that memory loss and aging do not go hand-in-hand. It is not necessary that a person will suffer from loss of memory just because he/she is aging. Many factors come into play when a person is aging, such as the person's lifestyle, level of exercise, eating habits and mental activities. All these factors play a role in the health of a brain.
When it comes to memory loss due to aging, a person may forget where he/she has placed their keys or glasses; they may forget an acquaintance's name; may not be able to recall information they have just read; may enter a room and may forget why they came in; or may get distracted very easily. All these are normal signs of memory loss or forgetfulness due to aging and are not a cause for concern. This type of memory loss does not have an adverse effect on the person's quality of life or the ability to lead life. On the other hand, when memory loss causes serious problems in a person's professional or social life, interferes with the person day-to-day life and also creates a problem with family members, the person should visit a doctor for a thorough checkup. It could be the early signs of dementia, Alzheimer's or other some other mental ailment that are similar to dementia.
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