Here are a few perfectly normal memory problems:
- Being unable to remember the word for something.
- After putting something down, being unable to remember where you left it.
- Having to think for a few minutes to remember where you left the car.
- Going upstairs, then forgetting why you are there.
- Forgetting something relatively unimportant someone has told you.
These are nothing to worry about.
Memory is also affected by poor sleep, stress and depression.
Most people who think they have some memory problems, actually do not.
The reason is that people who are having more serious memory problems are usually not aware of them.
Often it is friends and relatives who suggest a person having memory problems should get checked out.