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Senior Moment or Dementia?

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

August 22, 2016

  • Memory loss isn’t always the first sign of dementia
  • Changes in behavior may predict mental decline
  • Proposed checklist may offer earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

If you tend to experience “senior moments” every now and then, you may be worried that it’s a sign of impending dementia or Alzheimer’s. But a brief memory lapse, like wondering where you put down your keys or forgetting an appointment, is a far cry from dementia.

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In reality, the first sign of problems to come might not show up as memory problems at all. Instead, they could rear their ugly head in the way of behavioral changes.

This was a big topic at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto. And it may give doctors like me – along with family members – a better way to detect dementia risk earlier than otherwise. Continue reading