We all age differently – some are lucky, and stay healthy. Others struggle with stiffness, niggles, forgetfulness and grumbling. Some complaints can be stopped, and many improved. Treatment options (cognitive enhancers, vitamins, antioxidants, exercise programs, etc.), exist in an abundance these days, and the sooner someone is treated, the more can be achieved.

Loved ones usually recognize serious memory problems first. They should talk to their doctor about this and ask the person concerned if they can confirm this impression, or if they feel differently. Checklists, questionnaires, and simple tests can determine what is causing the problem.