Factors Other Than Dementia May Affect Your Memory

Medications, chronic pain, poor sleep, and life changes all can produce memory lapses.

Feeling forgetful? Having trouble remembering the name of the movie you saw last week? Relax; it’s probably not dementia, just the normal course of aging. “When people visit a doctor with memory complaints, they often think they have Alzheimer’s disease,” says Lisa D. Ravdin, PhD, a neuropsychologist at the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Pro-gram. “However, […]


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