08/24/2012 08:57 am ET

When to Worry About Forgetfulness

We middle-aged people caring for parents, children, spouses, paid work, personal projects, volunteer work -- and somehow squeezing in a little time for ourselves -- often become forgetful and distracted. When this happens, many of us worry that we are acting a lot like elders we know who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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