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Forgetful? Yes, we can be. But brain blur is not always the same as Alzheimer’s

Mary Kenny


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So the experts have now nailed a proper distinction between the onset of dementia and the normal signs of growing old. Forgetting something you were told 10 minutes ago is a sign of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. Forgetting something you were told several months ago is normal oldster behaviour.

Putting objects in strange places – like keys in a bathroom cabinet – is an indication of dementia. Misplacing stuff sometimes is normal.


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