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Distinguishing Alzheimer's From Senior Moments

For some of us aging brings along wisdom and freedom to pursue life with renewed passion. However, for others it can bring destabilizing symptoms like: Trying to recall the name of a favorite movie or finding the right word to describe a situation, forgetting where you placed the car keys or even where you parked the car, or racking your brain to remember if you took your pills or not? The first thought that comes to mind: “Are these the beginning signs of Alzheimer’s?” However, all of these experiences do not necessarily signal the mild cognitive impairment which precedes Alzheimer’s. These incidents of forgetfulness might simply mean:However, Alzheimer’s disease is associated with:

To boost your brain make exercise part of your daily regimen, eat a Mediterranean diet and reduce your stress levels. Don’t let yourself become distant and distressed, make sure you get out there and socialize.
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