The Difference Between Aging and Dementia

During the aging process, our parents and elderly relatives may experience incremental changes in their cognitive abilities. While some of these changes are completely normal, others could be early signs of dementia. Below is a graphic that illustrates some common symptoms of normal aging:

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If you notice that someone you love is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to speak up and encourage them to see a doctor. Though loved ones may show resistance, a doctor will help you evaluate your parent’s or loved one’s health and offer them help, guidance and information they need.

If you’re interested in speaking with an expert at The Kenwood by Senior Star regarding the difference between aging and dementia, please contact (513) 212-6290.

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