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Memory loss and forgetfulness

Many older adults worry about their memory and other thinking abilities. Forgetting things from time to time is a normal part of aging, but difficulty doing everyday tasks can be a sign of a more serious memory problem. Find out more about the reasons for memory loss and when to talk with a doctor.

What Is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Learn about mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in which people have more memory problems than normal for people their age, and when it might be time to see a doctor.
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Assessing Changes in Memory and Function

When visiting an aging relative, you might notice they have more memory problems than last time. Find info to help you assess changes in memory and cognition.
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