It’s Ok to Have Age Related Memory Loss?

Age related memory loss is understandable for most every senior.  Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke, Closed Head Injury (from a bump that may lead to a Brain Hematoma) may appear similarly in the signs of memory loss. Regardless, the onset of memory loss signifies a call to action. A consultation with a physician will assist in ruling out a condition that may require immediate attention for the goal of an optimized outcome that may mean the difference between life, quality of life and fatality.    

Age Related Memory Loss

These types of changes are not necessarily considered a medical condition. Still, a physician diagnosis is important to assist in ruling out other conditions. In fact, bringing a support person to the consultation may enhance the opportunity for an accurate diagnosis because people with the above mentioned medical conditions may not be able to recognize their symptoms due to the nature of the condition. Learn more about Age Related Memory Changes in the above link.

Medical Conditions Associated with Memory Loss

There are a number of conditions associated with memory loss. Conditions that may be more common among seniors include: Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke, Closed Head Injury (from a bump that may lead to a Brain Hematoma). These conditions require prompt attention, particularly a Stroke and Closed Head Injury which are emergencies.   Learn more about Medical Conditions Associated with Memory Loss in the above link.

The Risks for Good and Bad Day Changes

Particularly, seniors over 70 and those with medical conditions, such as memory loss, Dementia and impairment in daily living skills, may not display consistent symptoms, but their needs for daily living assistance may be there. Health insurance policies do not cover the costs associated with daily living skill assistance.  Long term care insurance offers benefits for these costs. Learn more about the challenges and typical requirements for those over 70 and those with medical  conditions, such as Dementia by clicking on the above link.      

It is important to recognize that medications and medical procedures are associated with benefits and risks that should be discussed with your physician. It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition.Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.