10. Losing Keys, Phones, Wallets, Etc.


Some people are naturally forgetful. Even at a young age, they may forget books or leave their wallets on restaurant counters. However, if you start spending most of your time looking for lost items, it can be a sign of severe cognitive decline. Being unable to trace back your steps or recall where you walked meant that there are gaps in your memory you can’t pull from. 

9. At the Tip of Your Tongue


“What’s that word again?” We’ve all asked that question before. Forgetting the right word, a movie title, or the name of your fifth grade teacher is not a problem. But if you find yourself unable to remember the name of your sister or the word for “telephone,” it may be worth it to see a healthcare professional. Being unable to recall the word for everyday objects and familiar names show that there may be significant memory loss. 

8. Asking the Same Questions


Asking the same questions over and over may not be something you notice, but your family and friends may. Your family may tell you that, “You asked that a minute ago!” or “I just told you the answer.” You may not recall having asked, but they do. Events like this may be something you report to your doctor. 

Related: 8 Reasons Why Short-Term Memory Loss Happens


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