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I can understand your worry. You have seen family members suffer with the disease of Alzheimers. It is also natural to be sensitive to the indicators of this disease. You are right to want to be aware so you can intervene early. The reasons for your "forgetfullness" could be many. I recommend you see a psychologist for a neuropsychological evaluation. Look for a psychologist with neuropsychological training.
I feel this is a very vague answer, but then I also know that no one can can actually answer this. I suppose you suggest neuropsychological psychologist as they must do testing?
I am sorry. I do not feel my question is being addressed very well and not timely.
Yes, a neuropsychological evaluation will include testing. Much of the testing will look at cognitive functioning and memory. It will give your specific answers about your memory concerns. The psychologist will also be able to recommend treatment once the testing is done. As I said, there can be many reasons you are experiencing the memory concerns that you are having. Giving you more specific reasons could just be misleading and worrisome. See an expert and get the answers you deserve.