Facts about memory loss:
- On average, Alzheimer’s disease is not diagnosed until three to five years after the onset of first symptoms.
- Experts believe that the early detection of memory loss, along with early intervention, provides the greatest opportunity to delay or stop additional damage to the brain.
- Understanding how memory changes as we age both in the presence and absence of brain disease can help us identify ways to make earlier diagnoses, identify risk factors of memory loss, and develop programs to prevent it.
- Memory loss affects our loved ones. Caring for someone with memory loss can increase the risk of depression and other health issues.