By Para Mehta, RD/ www.healthfulfilling.com
Last week, we talked about the start of back to school, and the frenzied morning rushing that goes with it. With a multitude of morning tasks, looking for misplaced car keys happens most when you’re in a hurry.
If you can remember where those car keys are that’s great! But if it takes awhile and happens often, that can be frustrating. In any case, it’s a good idea to become aware of risk factors for memory related disorders. You might have heard about University of Tennessee’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia at age 59. She explains to interviewers how she took notice of her symptoms and didn’t ignore them, and seeked medical attention. Now she is determined to do what she needs to manage her condition and keep coaching.
According to the Mayo Clinic, increasing age is a risk factor for dementia, but it’s not a normal part of aging. Check out this web article from this week that discusses dementia: