Older adults often complain about forgetfulness or memory lapses. You are talking to a friend about a book you read recently, when suddenly you realise you can’t remember the title of the book. You want to fetch something from your room, but when you get there you wonder what you went there for.
Age related memory lapses are not the same thing as Dementia though. As you grow older you will experience some changes in memory. They are generally manageable and you are still able to work, live independently and enjoy your social life.