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Forgetting small things is not always related to Alzheimer. Several things can lead to it.

In 10 seconds? The memory loss can be triggered by different aspects. For example, a person involved in a car accident can present amnesia and sometimes lose their recent memories. However, the most common reason is aging.

What is the relation between aging and memory loss? As we are living longer, memory loss is a phenomenon increasing in number. Typically aging leads to a certain degree of memory loss that doesn’t prevent people on having a productive life. In fact, those kind of episodes can be also observed in young people under stress circumstances. The problem is when this memory loss progress to dementia like in the case of Alzheimer’s disease.