published Monday, April 9th, 2012

Normal, or not? 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

There are changes in memory that are common with aging. But these 10 warning signs could signal something more serious. If you think you're experiencing one, see a doctor; people diagnosed earlier have more options.

Typical age-related change: Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.

Possible Alzheimer's warning sign: Memory loss that disrupts daily life. Forgetting recently learned information or important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aids (notes, electronic devices) or family members for things you used to handle on your own.

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