Most people forget things from time to time, but see a GP if you keep having problems with your memory. It could be caused by something that can be treated.

See a GP if memory problems are affecting your day-to-day life

It’s probably nothing serious, but it’s best to get checked because any treatment you might need may work better if it’s started early.

Causes of memory loss

Memory loss can just be a natural part of getting older.

Sometimes it may be caused by something common and treatable, like:

Occasionally, memory loss can be a sign of something more serious, such as dementia.

Don’t try to self-diagnose the cause of your memory loss – always see a GP.