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Memory Issues Are Common

Losing your keys, trouble finding words, and forgetting people's names can occur at any age.

But you can do something about it!

It Can Happen at Any Age

What's Normal, What's Not, What Can You Do About It?

Memory issues can ruin lives, relationships, and lead to loss of income and independence.

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This quiz is not a diagnostic tool and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. The information from this quiz is for educational purposes only, and any recommendations therein are not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. If your score suggests that you might be experiencing a problem with your memory, please consult your primary healthcare physician about the advisability of further testing. THIS ASSESSMENT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, OR CURE ANY MEDICAL CONDITION. PLEASE WORK WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FOR ADVICE ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITION(S) AND TREATMENT(S) FOR SUCH CONDITION(S).

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  • The quiz is divided into two sections:

  • 1. Early Warning Signs

  • 2. Risk Factors

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  • Part 1 of 2

  • Early Warning Signs


    Tend to be forgetful.

    Misplace things, such as keys, cell phone or wallet.

    Memory seems worse than ten years ago.

    Forget why you came into a room.

    Have trouble remembering names.

    Others say you repeat yourself.

    Have trouble remembering what you read shortly afterwards.

    Have trouble remembering things that happened recently.

    Struggle with brain fog.

    Have trouble remembering to take medications or supplements on a consistent basis.

    Rely more and more on memory aids or reminders on your phone.

    Know something one day but forget it the next.

    Forget what you’re going to say in the middle of saying it.

    Have trouble following directions that have more than one or two steps.

    Have more and more trouble finding the right words.

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  • In Memory Rescue Dr. Amen lists 11 categories of risks for memory loss,

  • highlighted by the mnemonic BRIGHT MINDS.

  • See which risks you may have.

  • Part 2 of 2

  • Risk Factors


    Blood Flow Risk Factors

    Have you had a stroke?

    Do you have a history of cardiovascular disease including coronary artery disease, heart attacks, heart failure, heart arrhythmias?

    Do you have prehypertension or hypertension?

    Do you have erectile dysfunction?

    Do you exercise less than twice a week?


    Do you watch more than two hours of television a day?

    Are you in a job that does not require new learning, or are you retired without a routine for new learning?

    Do you experience loneliness or social isolation?


    Do you have gum disease or bleeding gums when brushing?

    Do you have any symptoms of inflammation in the body, such as C-reactive protein?

    Do you eat fish less than once a week?

    Genetics and Family History

    Do you have one family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia?

    Do you have more than one family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia?

    If you have done a genetic testing, do you have one apolipoprotein E4 gene?

    If you have done a genetic testing, do you have two E4 genes?

    Head Trauma

    Have you had a single head injury or concussion?

    Have you had several head injuries without a loss of consciousness?

    Have you lost your sense of smell?


    Have you smoked cigarettes for ten years or longer (currently or in past)?

    Have you ever had an alcohol or drug dependence (currently or in past)?

    Have you ever had chemotherapy or radiation for cancer?

    Have you ever had chronic exposure to heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic or aluminum?

    Have you had an exposure to mold?

    Have you had pesticide exposure, such as being raised on a farm?

    Have you had general anesthesia twice or more?

    Mental Health Issues

    Have you ever been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder?

    Have you ever been diagnosed with bipolar disorder?

    Have you ever been diagnosed with depression?

    Are you under chronic stress?

    Immunity/Infection Issues

    Have you ever been diagnosed with any autoimmune issues including multiple sclerosis?

    Do you have asthma?

    Have you ever had lasting infections, such as chronic Lyme disease or brain issues after COVID-19?

    Have you ever had cold sores or genital herpes?

    Neurohormone Deficiencies

    Do you have low thyroid levels?

    Do you have low estrogen levels?

    Do you have low testosterone levels?

    Have you had a hysterectomy without estrogen replacement?

    Do you have a history of prostate cancer with testosterone-lowering treatment?


    Do you have prediabetes or diabetes?

    Are you overweight?

    Sleep Issues

    Do you have chronic insomnia?

    Are you on chronic sleep medication?

    Have you been diagnosed, or do you suspect you have sleep apnea?

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  • Disclaimer: The purpose of this quiz is to provide general information regarding brain types related to healthy brains. Taking this quiz does not create a physician/patient relationship between you, Dr. Amen, or the other physicians at Amen Clinics. Importantly, this quiz is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any condition. Please consult a mental health professional if you believe you have a mental health concern.