You’re driving the car—and forget where you’re going.
You walk into the kitchen—and don’t remember why.
A neighbor greets you at a party—and you can’t remember her name.
It’s frustrating—and scary. Are you developing dementia? Alzheimer’s?
It’s possible, of course. Only a thorough examination by a physician who can monitor behavior over time can determine for sure.
(At right: Madeline DiPasquale, PhD (photo by Wes Hilton)
But chances are—you’re just getting old.
“Normal aging of the brain starts around 40, but most of us don’t feel the effects until the sixth or seventh decade,” said Madeline DiPasquale, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist at MossRehab, one of the country’s top-ranked rehab facilities, which is part of Einstein Healthcare Network.Read More