The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 5, May 2017
Andrew E. Budson, MD
Professor of neurology and associate director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Author, Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It, and Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 2nd Ed
Dr. Budson has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
There used to be this rule of thumb that you don’t need to worry about people who are worried about their memory; you need to worry about people who aren’t worried. And that might be true for people with dementia, where there is often a loss of insight. But if you want to pick up memory problems at the earlier, mild cognitive impairment stage, do an evaluation when someone is worried about memory loss.