10/10/2011 – Forgetfulness at an early age is rarely a sign of early dementia

Memory lapses can be aggravating, frustrating and even embarrassing. I also find them slightly nerve-racking, given that I have watched several relatives and family friends struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. But the truth is that occasional memory blips in your 30s — and even 40s and 50s — rarely signal a serious problem, says Susan Lehmann ­of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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