As people age, their memory may start to decline and often this is due to an underlying medical disorder. Getting treatment early on can prevent worsening of memory.
- Dementia - There are different types of dementia, but they all affect one’s ability to think, solve problems and remember information.
- Forgetfulness - Sometimes, memory issues are caused by old age. Other times, they can be the result of underlying issues such as dementia or Alzheimer's.
- Personality changes - Sometimes with memory loss, personality changes may occur due to sudden changes in emotion or thinking. Personalities can even be lost from memory.