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When is Forgetfulness a Sign of Disease? The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Normal Aging

By | May 4th, 2018

We talk to Dr. Bill Burke, M.D., Director of the Stead Family Memory Center at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, on what you need to ask your doctor if you think you or a loved one has signs of cognitive decline.

0:57 What happens to the brain in normal aging
11:43 Getting a baseline cognitive test
27:08 M.C.I. and dementia: Is M.C.I. a red flag for dementia?
34:45 Why early assessment matters
40:42 How to participate in a clinical trial

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