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As we age, is it common to have temporary memory lapses?
I have just turned 65. Lately I have been finding it fairly common to not be immediately come up with a name or word that I am thinking of, but usually if I wait a few minutes I will able to think of it. Sometimes I will look up the word on the Internet, but I am stubborn about not relying on the Internet. In the few cases where the word does not come to me in a few minutes, the word will most often suddenly pop into my head within a few hours.
The names or words are not ones that I commonly use or think about, but it seems to me that I have not had this problem as frequently before. For example, I was trying to remember the names of the stars of the movie Psycho. Another time I had trouble coming up with Mel Gibson’s name. Just now it took me a few minutes to think of the word triage. Should I be worried that it is going to get worse?