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“5 obvious signs of dementia I missed in my own mother”

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's shed light on a decade's worth of unusual behaviour that seemed pretty harmless at the time. In hindsight, this is what I wish I knew.

2. Asking for the same information repeatedly
2. Asking for the same information repeatedly
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If I were coming to visit my mother in a week, I’d have to field the same questions daily leading up to my trip.

One of them would inevitably be, “Which train are you taking?”

This unrelenting line of questioning was frustrating, of course, but it should have been alarming.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, chronic forgetfulness and asking for the same information over and over is a warning sign.

Forgetting conversations is another, according to Helpguide.org.

Requiring the same information a few times can be attributed to normal aging, but when the information won’t stick on a daily basis, it could be more serious.

However, if you are worried about forgetting things, you may be merely a victim of a phenomenon known as ‘digital amnesia’ – a phrase coined to describe forgetting information that you trust a digital device to store and remember for you.



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