Possible Early Dementia (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
The important thing to remember is that significant memory loss is not a normal part of aging. If you or a loved one is experiencing bothersome memory loss, especially short-term memory loss, a visit to your health care provider is warranted.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2014
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Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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