What to Look For
What is Memory Loss?
It is defined as the inability to remember events for a period of time often following a brain injury, illness, or aging. Symptoms of memory loss can include forgetting recently learned information, important dates, asking the same questions, or relying on family and friends to do tasks or chores they once did independently. In severe cases, a person may forget where they are or what location they are driving to. It impacts communication, ability to focus, judgment, and visual perception.
- Trouble following or joining conversations
- Inability to complete a thought
- Calling common items the wrong name
- Difficulty concentrating
- Inability to process what is being said
- Giving things of value away
- Poor decision making
- Apathy toward grooming or clothing
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty judging distance and color
- Lack of recognition when seeing reflection