I am only 55 years old and am experiencing some memory changes. Am I not too young to get dementia?
There is a form of dementia that can start before the age of 65. It is called Early Onset or Younger stage dementia. Making an appointment to speak to your doctor, getting a proper diagnosis and connecting early to the Alzheimer's Society can help ease the worry about memory loss. Getting a full physical will also help in eliminating other possible causes of memory loss. For example: stress, depression, sleep deprivation, vitamin deficiencies, substance abuse, some medications can change memory as well. Once these have been ruled out then a referral to a neurologist may be the next step in finding out why there is a memory loss.