New book reveals how to tell if your memory loss is normal – or a sign of possible Alzheimer’s
IS your memory loss normal – or a worrying sign of dementia?
It’s a question many of us ask after a forgetful moment.
Today, in an exclusive new series on The Mail+renowned neurologist Dr. Richard Restak reveals when to worry – and when to relax.
Dr. Restak lays out everyday scenarios—for example, forgetting where you parked, or what cards were played in a game of bridge—and explains whether they’re “perfectly normal” or potentially more serious.
Forgetting directions to the shops can be a sign that something is wrong
He says forgetting your grandchildren’s names is “nothing to worry about” and doesn’t necessarily mean the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetting the route to the shops, on the other hand, can be a sign that something is wrong.
Dr. Restak says that while the occasional “senior moment” is normal as we age, being able to tell one from the other is vital to our well-being.
Starting today on The Mail+read exclusive excerpts from Dr. Restak, The Complete Guide to Memory: The Science of Strengthening Your Mind.
Part two, delving even deeper into Dr Restak’s decades of wisdom and knowledge, will be published tomorrow on The Mail+. His imaginative tips on how to improve your memory skills can help protect against cognitive decline.
The series will also be available in Saturday’s Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday.