Melvyn L. Hecht, MD, Deputy Director of Geriatrics spends time discussing what is normal memory forgetfullness, versus what may be a concern of early onset Alzheimers. He also discusses when it is an appropirate time to see a specialist to get the concer checked. The question submitted to the Ask a Doctor was as follows:
Q. Is memory loss an expected part of aging? When should you seek a physician's assessment? Is there anything you can do to prevent it?