Do You Wonder – “Is It Normal Aging or Is It Dementia?”

By on March 23, 2019

It’s a question which occurs to all seniors and those who care for and/or family members of seniors – “Is this normal aging or is this dementia?” The city of Yucaipa’s KEY (Knowledge & Education for Yucaipa Seniors) Seminars will provide education on this topic next Tuesday, March 26 at the Scherer Community Center beginning at 12 p.m.

According to SMART Brain Aging, Inc., a common myth about dementia is that it is a natural part of aging. However, that’s not the case according to the Scottsdale, AZ-based program. SMART Brain Aging states that while it’s not uncommon for people over 65-years-old to experience some memory loss on occasion, this type of memory loss is not caused by a medical condition and is called “age-associated memory impairment”. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that around 40 percent of people over the age of 65 experience this memory loss. Alzheimer’s and other dementias are considered brain diseases that can cause significant memory loss.

To learn more about memory loss and dementia plan to attend the KEY seminar next Tuesday. The free seminar will be presented by VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California. Light refreshments will be available and no registration is required.

The Scherer Community Center is located at 12202 First St. in Yucaipa. For more information call the center at: 909-797-1177.