04 Apr 7 Ways To Tell The Difference Between Early-Onset Dementia And Age-Related Memory Loss
“As you get older, you may find that you forget information more easily, which might send you into a panic. But just because your memory isn’t as sharp doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something wrong with you. There a number of ways to tell the difference between dementia and common memory loss, especially for early-onset dementia. Even if you’re having trouble remembering what you did last week, you might just be experiencing some regular spaciness that comes with age.
“The term “early-onset dementia” refers to dementia that first occurs when a person is under 65. Most people with young-onset dementia tend to have Alzheimer’s disease, and it is often genetic. However, this is still pretty rare, as only about five percent of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s have younger-onset, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. ”
To read the full article, featuring Dr. Nicole Absar, on Bustle.com, click here.