How many times have you walked into a room to get something, only to forget what you were looking for? Such times can be annoying, but they don’t necessarily indicate you have memory loss problems. However, memory loss problems can happen to anyone, and identifying the early signs can help you keep them under control.
Here are two signs that indicate you may have memory problems.
You Often Forget Important Information
Not remembering something a friend told us a while back may be frustrating (for the friend), but it usually isn’t a cause for concern. However, if you started forgetting important information that affects your everyday life, you may have memory loss problems.
Forgetting information like important birthdays, deadlines, or anniversaries can cause problems at work/school and affect our personal relationships.
You Often Forget Recently Learned Information
If you often can’t remember a piece of information you recently learned, your brain may have problems storing new memories. This can be frustrating, especially for those who try hard to remember something. Others may think you’re not paying attention when, in fact, you have a problem with memory loss.
Forgetting recently learned information can also signal your existing memories are fading. This may mean your memory loss problems are progressing and can lead to more severe issues.
Don’t Ignore the Signs
Besides these two signs, not being able to focus can also indicate you have memory issues. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to visit a doctor as soon as possible. The doctor can examine you and recommend a treatment to control the symptoms.