I have a lot of trouble remembering names of people and things.

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Warning signs of dementia include:

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality

Your symptom is consistent with the first warning sign. You should make an appointment with your doctor to determine this.

Below is a checklist for possible dementia:

  • Repeated forgetfulness

  • No memory recall

  • A problem with reminders

  • Lost ability to perform everyday tasks such as preparing a familiar dinner or having a shower
  • Been acting out of character, such as uncharacteristic anger, defensiveness and other negative changes in personality

You should see your doctor to check for potential dementia.