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By Anonymous March 15, 2012 - 7:18am
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My mother had Alzheimers and passed away at 95 after having it for at least 5 yr.
I am now 73 and very worried that this will happen to me. Though very slight, sometimes I do forget. I eat well, no processed food, exercise, do puzzles. All the right things. Is this enough or can I go and get my brain looked at?

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Hi Anon,

I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing. 

Occasional forgetfulness is common and is not generally associated with dementia or Alzheimer's. However, given your family history, I can see why you would be concerned. Please take a few minutes to read through our Alzheimer's advocacy sheet https://www.empowher.com/alzheimer039s-disease/content/alzheimers-disease-advocacy-sheet-0 

There are some tests you could ask your doctor for and you'll find that information in the link above.

Best of luck!


March 15, 2012 - 8:16am
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