Dozens Take Memory Tests to Determine Alzheimer's Risk

Dozens Take Memory Tests to Determine Alzheimer's Risk
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 9:46pm

EL PASO - Hundreds of people received free memory tests Saturday at El Paso Sam's Clubs to help people determine if they are at risk for Alzheimer's Disease.

The Alzheimer's Association says it's common for people to forget things once in a while, but it's when it becomes often that it's a problem.

They say about 20 percent of people over the age of 65 suffer from dementia, a decline in memory that can turn into Alzheimer's disease. 

Rose Carillo took a memory test because she's noticed a loss in memory.

"I go from one room to another and I forget what I'm going to do," Carillo said.  
Some of the warning signs include:
-Memory loss that disrupts daily life
-Difficulties completing familiar tasks
-Confusion with time or place.
-Misplacing things and not being able to retrace your steps to find them
-Changes in mood and personality are also warning signs

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