Common signs of memory loss that could indicate you, a friend or a loved are experiencing memory problems

Often it’s difficult to know whether or not memory issues are ‘normal’ or a sign of something more concerning, like mild cognitive impairment.

Regularly forgetting keys, the reason for going into a room, or having to read something over again, are all signs of being ‘absent-minded’. Research suggests that such characteristics are strongly linked to symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.

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If you, or someone you know, answer yes to any of the following examples, we’d recommend getting in touch by clicking the blue button below

  • Asking the same question several times a day
  • Unknowingly telling the same story or anecdote
  • Forgetting details of conversations and recent events
  • Losing your way in familiar environments
  • Trouble remembering appointments

Dr Emer MacSweeney talks signs of memory loss


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