Our Health Matters: The Truth About Dementia
Concern about developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is very common among aging adults.
"Patients often come to my office worried about their memory loss, or a decrease in their ability to think, plan, reason, speak or be motivated," said Dr. Stanley Fisher, co-director of Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute and Saint Luke’s Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology Center.
While the decline in memory and cognitive function often causes concern, having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean one has a neurological disease. Some of these symptoms are a result of natural aging and non-neurological causes. Pain, sleep deprivation, depression, poor health and attention deficit all may cause these symptoms.
Read Dr. Fisher's full article in Our Health Matters: The Truth About Dementia