1 Chronicles 16:11-12 - Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.
All of these examples seem innocent enough. Everyone forgets things sometimes. Maybe you just have too much or your plate or your mind is focused on an important project at work. But it still feels disconcerting.
When these things start to happen more often you may start to become concerned.
But them the deciding fear comes true:
The last couple of situations can be alarming and they may be signs that you need to see your doctor. Everyone has some short-term memory loss, but when it turns into something that happens on a daily basis it’s frightening; especially if your family has members who have been diagnosed with dementia.
What are some signs that point you towards needing attention from your doctor? Betterhealth.vic.gov.au posts the article, “Dementia – Early Signs,” describes some of the signs such as disorientation, difficulty completing tasks and language problems.
Seeing signs of dementia in a loved one or in yourself, can break your heart. But remember, the Lord is the one who will give you the strength when you need it, and will help you remember what he’s done in the past for you, even though you struggle with remembering things that are happening right now.
To learn more about the causes, treatment and care for those with dementia select the link below.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.