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Know when to have memory loss checked by a doctor

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Memory loss can be a scary and frustrating issue to deal with as you age.

While most people misplace keys or may have trouble remembering someone's name from time to time, if you're forgetting things often, you may wonder when is the right time to see a doctor.

"What definitely warrants further investigation is you get confused and don't recognize the people in your family, the people that you see every day, that you're profoundly misplacing things and you can't really ever find them again," said Cleveland Clinic registered nurse Anne Vanderbilt.

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic say memory loss can begin at various ages.

One piece of advice is to keep your mind sharp. That may help slow normal age related changes.

To do that, try crossword puzzles, word games or playing musical instruments.

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