Many people realize when we get older we often are more forgetful. For example, where did I put my glasses? Today's society just accepts the fact that we are getting older. Sometimes, age doesn't have anything to do with forgetfulness. So if it is not age what is it?
Dementia is the result of dying brain cells. Like Dementia, Alzheimer's is a neurological disease. Alzheimer's starts with forgetting simple things like making something to eat and gets progressively worse throughout the rest of your life. In some cases, people get so bad they are unable to carry on a conversation. Almost every minute someone has developed the disease. When a person has alzheimer's their entire brain shrinks due to the cells dying.
How do you tell when someone has the disease? There are many symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms are, repetitive questions, loosing personal belongings, forgetting appointments. Some people say, I know I don't have Alzheimer's and I loose many things or forget appointments. That may be true, but their symptoms do not worsen over time like the people with Alzheimer's.
In conclusion, just because you forget where you put something it doesn't mean you have Alzheimer's. It could be the start, but you will not know until later on. However, it is a good idea to watch for the signs of the disease. As the world's population continues to grow, the disease is becoming even more common. Like I said before, someone is getting diagnosed with the disease every minute.