Did I Just Forget or Is My Memory Failing?

Ever wondered if you are losing your memory? It’s normal to forget things from time to time. We all do it. Every day, around one in 10 Australians lose or misplace an item and then spend on average 29 minutes trying to find it again. That equates to around 800,000 hours or 7.6 days each year. There are many explanations for normal lapses in memory. But, when does forgetfulness become concerning? Taking care of our memory is important. According to Dementia Australia, there are around half a million Australians living with dementia and around 1.6 million people helping out as caregivers. If you are concerned about your or your loved one’s memory, speak to one of the helpful team at Dementia Australia on 1800 100 500.

Website: Dementia Australia.
https://www.dementia.org.au/ (Accessed 2 June 2022)

Article: Forgetfulness – 7 types of memory problems. Mind and mood. Harvard Medical School. Harvard Health Publishing. 12 February 2021.
https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/forgetfulness-7-types-of-normal-memory-problems#:~:text=Healthy%20people%20can%20experience%20memory,or%20other%20memory%2Dimpairing%20illnesses (Accessed 3 June 2022)

Website and Video: Dementia – over. Health Direct.
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dementia-overview (Accessed 2 June 2022)

Video: Scott’s story: Living with Alzheimer’s disease. Biogen 11 March 2022
https://www.biogen.com.au/en_AU/stories/scott-story.html (Accessed 2 June 2022)

Article: Erem, C Aussies are losing $1.2 billion worth of items and are paying the price for it.

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