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When should you take memory loss seriously

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We lose brain cells after our 20s, so occasional memory loss should be expected.

"As we age, we may not be able to process information as quickly," said Brandy Gregg, a dementia specialist, geriatric care manager and president of Senior Care Solutions Online. "Also, we may not be able to recall information as quickly."

"Forgetting a friend's birthday is normal, but not recognizing a friend is more serious," Gregg said.

If you find that you or a family member are forgetting how to do routine tasks, it's time to see a medical professional.

When many people start suffering from memory lapses, they fear the worst. Some believe they are losing their minds and others believe they are nearing the end.

A physician can eliminate a lot of fear about the causes of your memory lapses by pinpointing a specific problem. For example, rather than you having the onset of dementia your medication or thyroid could be the culprit.

For those that are being diagnosed with a form of dementia, there is hope after the diagnosis. For example, many seniors are taking advantage of brain fitness programs like the one provided to residents at Garden Estates of Tyler.

The community's Brain Health University, features 30 unique courses designed to exercise your brain. For example, the “Slang 101” class teaches the latest online lingo–practical knowledge that is fun to learn while enhancing memory function. Once residents complete 60 percent of classes, they are eligible for graduation.

To learn more about memory issues, contact the Alzheimer's Association, A Place for Mom or Senior Care Solutions Online.



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