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When Should I Be Concerned About Memory Loss?

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. How do you know when should it be a concern?

Forgetting where you left your phone is something we all do once in a while—and it's usually nothing to worry about.

As we age though, these memory lapses can make us wonder if our so-called "senior moments" are becoming a problem.

We asked neurologist Dr. Patrick Lyden to help us sort out what's normal and when we should be concerned.

Q: What memory changes are considered normal as I age?

Patrick D. Lyden, MD

Patrick D. Lyden, MD

Q: When should I seek help?

Q: What can harm my memory or make it worse?



Q: What can I do to improve my memory?