Losing things or forgetting things more often?

Worried about memory loss?

Memory loss that starts to impact daily life could be a sign of something more than just normal aging.

This website will try to help you explore whether the memory loss you or someone you know is experiencing could be a sign of early Alzheimer’s disease, another condition, or just normal age-related changes. Not all memory loss is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

You should discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

What’s the difference?

Signs of Alzheimer’s disease
or dementia include:*
  • Poor judgment and decision making
  • Inability to manage a budget
  • Losing track of the date or the season
  • Difficulty having a conversation
  • Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them
Typical age-related
  • Making a bad decision once in a while
  • Missing a monthly payment
  • Forgetting which day it is and remembering later
  • Sometimes forgetting which word to use
  • Losing things from time to time

* Please note that just because you have one of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have Alzheimer’s disease. It may, however, be something worth talking to your doctor about.