You frequently misplace your car keys. You typically forget what your partner asked you to pick up at the store on your way home from the office. You never can remember whether Aunt Hildy takes cream and sugar with her coffee.
Incidents of forgetfulness are common and occur more frequently as we age. Sometimes, though, forgetfulness is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Only a qualified medical professional can make the diagnosis.