How many times have you walked into a room and forgotten what you went in to get? Or, the ever popular, "where are my car keys?". What about that embarrassing moment when you meet the person on the street who very obviously knows you, but you can't bring her name to mind no matter how hard you try. We all have those moments. We're caught up in life's busy schedule and we just can't bring everything to the front of our memory as quickly as we'd like.
There are a number of causes for forgetfulness. The first one that comes to mind is increased age. It's normal to have some memory loss as we age, but many elderly people are able to function very well through their entire life by remaining physically and mentally active. Especially with the aid of some safe, quality, herbal supplements which include gingko biloba in their formula.
When the memory loss, or dementia, is more than just the occasional forgotten name or needing to write to-do lists to make sure you can get everything done, then it may be something more than just normal aging memory loss. Sometimes people who are developing Alzeimer's can feel something's wrong, they just can't put their finger on it.
Alzheimers does not only strike the elderly. There is an estimated 500,000 people who have been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's under the age of 65. The memory loss gets worse over time with Alzheimers, and there are many other symptoms in the early stages. Having a hard time remembering everyday conversational words when speaking; asking a question over and over again; calling an item by the wrong name; being unable to find ones way home from the store; and having what seems to be sudden personality changes, are all signs of the onset of Alzheimer's.
There are other things, however, that could be causing these kinds of symptoms. Make sure the person hasn't fallen, they could have hit their head and not remember that they fell. Particularly in the elderly, dehydration is a serious problem that can greatly effect the memory and personality. It can lead to Urinary Tract Infections which can cause a person with even mild dementia to become much more confused. If that person is taking medication, it's not being flushed through the system properly and chemically-based medicines may produce toxic side effects. Medicines and interactions of medicines can cause confusion.
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By Suzanne VanDeGrift
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