There are some very basic warning signs that anyone concerned about memory loss should look for. Ask yourself the following questions and report the results to your health-care provider.
If you answered yes to these questions, or if those around you have seen changes in your behavior, you should schedule a visit with your doctor.
It may be that some of your memory loss is just a normal part of aging. Your doctor will evaluate your symptoms and determine whether any additional testing is needed. Because of the nature of memory loss, you might have to rely on others, like your family and friends to let you know if you exhibit any of the symptoms listed above.