When Should I Be Concerned About Memory Loss?
Nov 17, 2023 Cassie Tomlin
Momentarily forgetting why you walked into a room or struggling to find the right word are common experiences for many people—and they’re usually nothing to worry about.
As we age though, we may wonder whether these memory lapses signal a more significant health issue. When should you be concerned about memory loss?
We spoke with memory disorders expert Zaldy Tan, MD, director of the Bernard and Maxine Platzer Lynn Family Memory and Healthy Aging Program, medical director of the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders, and the Carmen and Louis Warschaw Chair in Neurology at Cedars-Sinai.