Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Forgetfulness Memory Loss
We have discussed many of the processes, both reversible and irreversible, that can cause memory loss. Now we come to Alzheimer's disease. We saved this for last because Alzheimer's cannot be diagnosed until other health problems and conditions have been ruled out as possible causes of memory loss.
There are two key risk factors for Alzheimer's disease:
- Being age 65 or older
- Having a parent or a sibling who developed Alzheimer's disease before age 65
Do either of these apply to you?