As we get older we may notice that our memory is not as good as it used to be.
Some common memory problems:
- Difficulty remembering names or conversations
- Losing things,
- Forgetting what we were about to do.
Some people regard such problems simply as a normal part of ageing. Others may worry they may be developing a more serious condition such as Dementia.
You should mention this to your doctor and they will conduct formal memory tests to see how your memory is. If your results are a little lower than expected for your age, doctors may then diagnose ‘mild cognitive impairment’ and offer to see you at a later date.
Fortunately, more serious memory problems are the exception rather than the rule.
It is sensible for anyone concerned about their memory to have it checked out through their general practitioner.