Forgetting where you put your keys is annoying. Suddenly forgetting how to get home from the store is something far more troubling.
Do you know the difference between mild forgetfulness and serious memory problems? "Understanding Memory Loss," a free booklet from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, can help you separate those common "senior moments" from cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer's. For those with serious memory problems, the booklet includes resources on how and where to get help. It also has tips on how healthy older adults can keep their minds sharp.