We’re all forgetful at times, regardless of our age and mental health. However, as we age, our risk of dementia increases, and by the age of 85 almost 35-percent of those in your age group with be afflicted with this degenerative disorder that causes gradually and worsening memory loss and mental skills.
If a loved shows the following ten early warning signs of dementia, book an appointment to see a doctor immediately…
1. Memory Loss
Mild cognitive impairment (or as doctors refer to it, MCI) explains memory loss that is more pronounced than typical age-related forgetfulness. MCI will cause an inability to recall short term memory (or recent events) such as what you did yesterday or last week. However, suddenly a strong ability to remember specific from the past will occur.
A study from Rutgers University, estimates that roughly 4-percent of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74-years old have Alzheimer’s Disease, with the percentage raising steady as we grow. The same research estimates that roughly 50-percent of all Americans over 85-years of age suffer with Alzheimer’s Disease and that more than half of all dementia cases are misdiagnosed and actually Alzheimer’s Disease.