Memory difficulty is a typical symptom of menopause, but some might fear that it’s an early sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Many describe a sudden inability to recall simple facts as “brain fog.”
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a lesser-known type of dementia, but it’s one of the most common causes of dementia in older people. LBD is different from Alzheimer’s but can be tricky to diagnose.
Just because you’ve been diagnosed with mild cognitive decline doesn’t mean you aren’t necessarily destined for dementia. Neuropsychologist Aaron Bonner-Jackson, PhD, explains how you can help preserve your thinking skills and functioning despite memory lapses.