How can we know if forgetting someone’s name or a phone number is just normal age related memory loss or an indication of a serious problem?  A newly published booklet, available at the National Institute of Aging, provides insight on what is normal in memory loss and what should cause concern.  The booklet also covers causes of memory loss, how they can be treated and how to cope with serious memory problems.  Here is the link to get the report in many formats:

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/understanding-memory-loss/introduction