Just like the rest of our bodies, our brain changes as we get older.   Most people eventually notice some cognitive slowing.  This includes slowed thinking processes and occasional difficulty remembering things.

According to the Alzheimer Association of Central Ohio, the ability to remember details about our experiences, to manipulate multiple bits of information at the same time and to identify the source of what we have learned often declines as we get older.  This process can begin as early as age 40.

It’s important to be aware of the various signs of Dementia as it reveals itself.  Here are a few signs that your memory loss is more serious than just aging.

7 Signs for Alzheimer’s or Dementia

  • Asking for the same information over and over again.
  • Forgetting how to drive to familiar locations.
  • Having trouble following or joining a conversation.
  • Putting things in unusual places and accusing others of stealing
  • Continually making bad decisions such as giving large amounts of money of telemarketers.
  • Removing yourself from hobbies, social activities or work projects
  • Forgetting the steps in a normal everyday activity such as brushing your teeth.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these signs please seek the help of a healthcare professional.

For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia visit http://www.alz.org/