Question: My husband is becoming very forgetful. He’s not that old (56), but jokes that he’s having another “senior moment” every other day. What do you think?
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Sounds like he is having episodes of amnesia, and he should be evaluated to see if he is having silent strokes, arrhythmia or perhaps even Alzheimer's disease, whose march forward may be delayed by early preventive medication use.
Avoid waiting until things worsen as once the damage is done in Alzheimer's, there is no improvement usually, just a slowed progression with treatment. Perhaps something else is present that can be cured.
No more waiting here, have him seen by his doctor and scheduled for a neurological, cerebrovascular, and cardiac assessment.
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