If you paid your mother a visit this Mother's Day weekend you may have noticed some changes and have some concerns about her aging and whether it is normal. 

Is your mom experiencing memory loss?

Everyone forgets things from time to time. Modest memory problems are a fairly common part of aging, and sometimes medication side effects or underlying conditions contribute to memory loss.

There's a difference, though, between normal changes in memory and the type of memory loss that makes it hard to do everyday things such as driving and shopping. Signs of this type of memory loss might include:

Asking the same questions over and over again
Getting lost in familiar places
Not being able to follow instructions
Becoming confused about time, people and places

Mountain Home Care in Asheville can help point you in the right direction when you are faced with decisions about your elderly parents.