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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:00 am

You may find yourself asking these questions: Why did I go into the kitchen? Where did I leave my keys? Did I schedule that dentist appointment? The feelings associated with these thoughts, while fleeting, can be troubling. As we age, we begin to think that these “senior moments” mean something more than just temporary forgetfulness and that dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is on the horizon. 

Take a deep breath. Momentary forgetfulness does not necessarily mean that you are developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. In fact, it is completely normal to have occasional memory loss as we get older, including mild confusion, misplacing items and even making a bad decision once in a while.

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