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Memory lapses or dementia?

A financial planning client of mine has started an interesting blog.  Almost everyone over 50 suffers from some type of memory loss, or at least thinks they do.  This blog addresses her journey with her spouse, who has dementia.  She has given me permission to share this with readers of this blog.

Judith writes, “How do you know if it is just memory lapses or if you are living with a form of dementia?  Memory lapses are when you have trouble once in awhile retrieving a word. It is more likely dementia when someone has trouble doing a task once familiar and easy for them. If in doubt, see a neuropsychologist for evaluation for memory and cognitive processing.”

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