Normal Forgetfulness Verses Signs of Alzheimer's or Dementia

Jun 27, 2023 at 06:45 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - As people grow older and find themselves becoming more forgetful, it's easy to self diagnose memory problems as signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's. However, you shouldn't jump to conclusions... That was Cheryl Blanchard, the Middle Tennessee Regional Director for the Alzheimer's Association. Blanchard highlighted the difference in thinking for someone with a disease like Alzheimer's verses being forgetful in the busyness of life...


If you're concerned a loved one may be displaying signs of Alzheimer's or Dementia, you should call the Alzheimer's Association where you can talk to someone local... For more information, visit “” Or you can talk to someone local by calling 615-580-4244. If you're outside the Middle Tennessee area, dial the Alzheimer's Help Line at 1-800-259-4283.

PODCAST: Blanchard was recently on the WGNS RoundTable with Hosts Wayne Blair and Rick Hall. Hear the entire interview to learn more about Dementia and Alzheimer's. During the show, she also talked about support groups and the toll that being a caregiver can have on family. Click Here to hear the podcast.


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