One of the most challenging things for the staff at Memory Matters is to convince people to stop worrying about their memory, and, if they are worried, to be pro-active and get a free baseline memory screening.
Worrying can actually affect your memory in a negative way. It is right up there with stress. This is poison for your brain.
Let’s review the difference between age-related memory decline and what could be symptomatic of something more serious.
Challenges in planning or solving problems: People with Alzheimer’s often have trouble following a recipe or balancing a checkbook.
Age related – making a few errors when balancing checkbook.
Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure: People with Alzheimer’s can forget what a microwave is used for.