Talking About Your Symptoms

If you're experiencing behaviors that aren’t normal for you, or are struggling with work, hobbies or tasks that used to come easy, it may be time to take note.1,2 Changes in behavior, learning, memory or stumbling over things that used to come naturally may not be a normal part of aging.

Conversations with your healthcare provider about your memory, thinking and general daily activities should be a part of any routine visit, no different than your weight and blood pressure.3 No matter the condition or diagnosis, when it comes to your health, the earlier you know, the better your ability to make informed and timely decisions.3


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