Dementia can be a scary diagnosis. If you are a baby boomer, you may have already experienced this as a caregiver to a parent or other loved one. Memory lapses can leave you questioning if it is just simply not remembering where you left your phone or whether there is something more going on with your brain. We spoke with Cassie White, PsyD, neuropsychologist at HonorHealth Neurology, to understand what is normal aging and what could be a sign of dementia.
“If you are concerned about your memory, and you make lists and use calendars to help you remember things you are worried you will forget, that is a good sign because it means those planning and critical thinking skills are still in play,” shares Dr. White.