If you are noticing a change in your memory, it could be a difficult pill to swallow. It can be scary to think that your memory is fading and it can also impact your behavior. The best thing to do is to take the time to figure out what is going by using these tips to know how to approach this sensitive situation.
First, start a journal of what you are experiencing. Jot down when you notice your memory fading and keep track of the things you tend to forget. Is it your short-term or long-term memory? Also, evaluate your lifestyle. Is there something that is going on in your life that might cause issues with your memory, like extra stress? A journal can help you keep track of these patterns to know if you should be really concerned about your memory.
Don’t be afraid to talk with family and friends about this. Ask if they are noticing any changes in your memory. It is important to be open and honest with yourself and with others in your life about this. If you are really concerned, you should always speak with your doctor about any issues you are having with your memory. They will be able to run tests and provide you with additional information to know if you are beginning the early stages of dementia.
If you are suffering from early onset dementia, SMART Brain Aging is here to help. We offer screening and ways to deal with memory loss. We also offer cognitive therapy that can help mitigate the onset of dementia by up to 2.25 years.