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HomeAnswersNeurologyforgetfulnessI keep forgetting things, and I cannot handle it anymore. Can it be a sign of Alzheimer's?

Is my off-late forgetting behavior a sign of Alzheimer's?

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Published At May 20, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 55-year-old female. I keep forgetting things, and everyone in my family is irritated with my behavior. I always try my best to remember everything, but I keep forgetting stuff to my bad. For example, last night I misplaced my car keys and searched for them everywhere. At last, I realized it was in my pockets. That was so embarrassing. Everyone is confused and concerned at the same time. If I talk to someone the next minute, I move on from that place; I forget every detail of the conversation. I do not know how to handle this.

Please help me. Do I have Alzheimer's?

Thanks and regards.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You can undergo formal and objective testing to know if you have cognitive impairment and, if positive, how severe it is. For example, does the memory problem interfere with your everyday activities? When did it exactly start?

I suggest you get a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, blood tests, and cerebrospinal fluid analysis done so that we can correct reversible causes.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

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Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

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