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If You Forget These 5 Things, You May Have Dementia

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You've likely heard that memory loss can be an early symptom of dementia . But according to experts, forgetting certain things is especially indicative of the disease. If you can't remember these five things, it could be a sign of dementia. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID . 1 What Is Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for several disorders of the brain that involve changes to memory, thinking, personality, and judgment. Ultimately, these changes interfere with a person's ability to function and live an independent life.  Most cases of dementia are diagnosed in people older than 65, and the biggest risk factor for dementia is simply getting older. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting about 6.2 million Americans.  Seeking treatment early may slow the progression of dementia. That's why it's important to stay al