Startling Signs You’re Going to Get Dementia

Early signs of dementia are often mistaken for normal aging. While minor forgetfulness is part of growing old, stark differences exist between dementia and aging. Look for the following things to assess if you’re developing this serious condition. One major shift in your mood could change everything (page 10).

1. Subtle forgetfulness

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If you recently attended an event and have trouble recalling specific details, it could be a sign of dementia, Healthline says. You might attend a concert and forget the songs played. Or, you may make an omelet for breakfast but forget what you put in it. However, an event from years ago could still feel fresh in your mind.

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