Why do we forget things? Is it normal?

It is quite normal to forget things even in elders and youngsters. Forgetting things need not be a medical condition all the time, and every memory loss need not be associated with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Even healthy people can forget things at times. There can be many reasons for such normal memory problems.

  • Absentmindedness
  • Blocking
  • Bias
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Multitasking
  • Retrieval failure
  • Depression
  • Fading away with age