We all have those moments where we begin questioning our memory. It usually starts with simple things like asking yourself where you put your keys. You may forget the name of a friend – it’s on the tip of your tongue, but you can’t quite remember the name.
But how do you know when it becomes something more? When should you start to worry?
Dementia is not normal aging. Instead, dementia is characterized by multiple cognitive failures, including memory impairments. They include:
- Functioning problems
- Language problems
- Short term or working memory
- Spatial memory
- Verbal memory
In general, there are usually multiple impairments, both socially and independently, that cause a diagnosis of dementia to occur. Symptoms vary from person to person, but in general will include: [Read more…]