Memory can become less reliable as you age, and you could easily forget a person’s name. However, there is a distinct difference between forgetfulness and dementia.
Those who may be suffering from dementia have memory issues that begin to affect their daily life.
Echoed by the Alzheimer’s Society, people with the brain disease may regularly lose the thread of what they were saying.
This can make conversation stunted and difficult, which may be enhanced by feelings of stress, depression or anxiety.