Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in the body, including the brain. Some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, that they can’t remember things as clearly as they used to or that they are regularly misplacing things like glasses and car keys. These usually are signs of mild forgetfulness, not serious memory problems. Some memory loss is related to health problems, so people with serious concerns should speak with their primary care provider. People who are diagnosed with more serious memory problems like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease can get community help and support. Contact your local ADRC for information about the Brain Health Initiative.