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Screening for cognitive dysfunction
Worried about recurring mental lapses? Simple cognitive tests can help determine if there’s a problem.
After a certain age almost everyone experiences "senior moments." You forget what someone just said, or you can’t recall someone’s name even when the face appears clearly in your mind. Maybe you forgot to put out the recycling even though you were certain you did.
Most of the time, we brush these episodes off as signs of normal aging. But what if they become more frequent or problematic, or if they affect your daily life — like missing a doctor’s appointment or forgetting to pay a bill? What are your options?
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