If you misplace your keys what is your first thought? If you walk into a room and forget what you were looking for what goes through your mind? What about if you are driving to your friend’s house, a place you have been several times in the past, and you suddenly feel lost and despite looking around do not find any familiar landmarks? Do you panic? Do you think you have Alzheimer’s disease? For most of us these brief lapses in memory are not signs of Alzheimer’s disease and we do not need to panic. BUT, as we age our memories do begin to diminish and there are some things that we can do to help sharpen them. This week’s guest on Caregivers’ Circle, Rachel Goodman, neuropsychologist, helps us to understand memory and offers some insight on how to sharpen and improve our memories. Listen here.
This article originally appeared on Stephanie’s website.
Did you enjoy this podcast? Click here to listen to the next podcast by Stephanie Erickson. Her next podcast is called “Dementia 101: Understanding the Diagnostic Process, Symptoms and Treatment“. This podcast looks at the signs and symptoms of dementia. She looks into warning signs and resources you can use to get your loved one diagnosed so you can better understand what you are dealing with. Next she looks at treatment options and resources you as a caregiver can do to keep your loved one safe and healthy.