Forgetfulness is common.
We’ve all forgotten to reply to a text, misplaced the car keys, and drawn a blank at the grocery store after leaving the shopping list at home. But there is a point when forgetfulness becomes a concern, especially in senior adults.
Many people can have difficulty recalling someone’s name, at times. A better example of dementia is when a person doesn’t recognize a previously well-known person, doesn’t know the season or day, or has difficulty recalling new information.
Your brain changes as you age. That’s unavoidable.
But experiencing significant memory problems is not a typical sign of growing older. The line between age-related forgetfulness and dementia may seem thin, but there are some signs and symptoms that can help you differentiate between the two.