Does anyone know of someone who started with dementia or early Alzheimers at 52? I had a CT scan of my brain for headaches, what it showed was bifocal corticol atrophy, which I understand is aging of the brain and some wasting away of brain cells. When I looked it up, the informations stated said this could be early signs of dementia or alzheimers or even MS or ALS. I do have some memory problems from time to time but assume this is the normal aging process. I am worried about getting older with a possible neurological condition. My mother had dementia and passed away almost a year ago. She was however 91. The emergency room ran the scan and never mentioned any need to worry, but assumed I was following up with my primary dr. which I have not, since I was feeling better and didn't pick up the ct scan report until the other day. Now I am wondering if I should call my dr. and get advice or just see a Neurologist. Any suggestions would be helpful.