About Memory Impairment
The human brain is a truly remarkable structure that performs a multitude of tasks simultaneously and is essential for our day-to-day existence.
Most of us probably take our own abilities to remember for granted, for example, where we placed something a short time ago, being able to put names to faces, preparing food, enjoying hobbies, paying bills, driving and so on. These are all accepted parts of our daily routines.
As we get older, it is not uncommon to be aware of a slight deterioration in memory. For the majority of individuals, this amounts to no more than slight forgetfulness and does not progress to cause any significant problem. However, some people do experience a progressive decline in their memory and other brain functions, which eventually develop into dementia.
To decide what the underlying problem is takes time and often requires specialist assessment. Symptoms of dementia may develop gradually and go unnoticed for a long time.
Glasgow Memory Clinic offers a free memory screening service for those over 55 who are concerned about memory decline and who are potentially interested in participating in our research program.
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