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Normal Age-Related Forgetfulness or Dementia

Are you wondering if your or a loved one's forgetfulness or memory loss is normal sign of aging or a sign of dementia?

Certain changes to memory are common among older adults. However, memory changes that interfere with a person's ability to function are not part of the normal aging process and may be a sign of dementia.

In this DementiaWise video, you will learn more about:

  • The confusion between age-related forgetfulness and dementia
  • Forgetfulness in middle age
  • When it's not dementia but something else
  • Seven differences between normal age-related forgetfulness and dementia
  • Additional resources

Deborah Bier, PhD | Director of Special Populations

ComForCare | At Your Side Home Care

Deborah Bier, PhD, has a master's in counseling psychology and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling. In addition, Debbie has obtained the following credentials:

  • Certified Alzheimer's Educator™ – National Certification Board for Alzheimer & Aging Care
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner® – National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Certified Dementia Care Partner – Dementia Care Professionals of America, a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Certificate in Gerontology – Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC
  • Mental Health First Aid – National Council for Behavioral Health