Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
Tags: Alzheimer's/Dementia | forget | dementia | alzheimer | memory

Is My Forgetfulness Dementia?

By    |   Wednesday, 09 October 2013 05:09 PM

Question: For the past few months I have been experiencing forgetfulness almost every day. Is this pre-Alzheimer's? If so, should I take Ginko biloba and how much?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Forgetfulness is normal from time to time. But a regular pattern of memory loss is not normal.
Do not assume this is Alzheimer's disease. Forgetfulness is sometimes caused by medications, supplement overuse, brain disorders, diabetes, strokes, and even simple stress and sleep deprivation.
So start by seeing your doctor first and skip the Ginko for now. Good Luck.

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Occasional forgetfulness is normal, but a regular pattern of memory loss can be a sign of something more serious.
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