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Thinking, memory, and mood matter!

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Just like your body changes with age, so does your brain. Older adults are at risk for dementia (problems with thinking, memory, and reasoning), depression (ongoing sadness or loss of interest), and delirium (sudden confusion), but there are steps you can take to lower your risk.

  • Tell your healthcare team if you notice any changes in your memory or mood.
  • Get screened for dementia and depression each year.
  • If you become confused suddenly, get help right away. Sudden confusion (delirium) is a medical emergency.