Age Related Memory Loss


How is age related memory loss different from dementia?

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result, some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, they don't remember information as well as they did, or they lose things like their glasses. About 40% of people aged 65 or older have an age associated memory impairment. The chart below provides a guide to help you determine if you are suffering with age related memory loss or dementia related memory loss. Regardless of the underlying issue, our program can still provide many benefits to you. 


Normal Aging

Alzheimer’s Disease

Making a bad decision once in a while

Making poor judgements and decisions a lot of the time

Missing a monthly payment

Problems taking care of monthly bills

Forgetting which day it is and remembering it later

Losing track of the date or time of year

Sometimes forgetting which word to use

Trouble having a conversation

Losing things from time to time

Misplacing things often and being unable to find them


How can our program help you?

Our program is user friendly and easy to access. After a visit with your physician for you to discuss your concerns, your physician will perform a diagnostic test to determine the need for treatment. If you qualify for services, you will get a referral from your physician. This will allow you to be able to get treatment through one of our qualified providers.


*This information on age related memory loss is sourced from the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA).