Memory Loss: When Should You Seek Help For Yourself or a Loved One. Now that the holidays have passed, did you notice a visiting loved one who seemed to be having trouble with their memory? Everyone forgets things at some time. How often have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten the name of a person you just met? Some degree of memory problems, as well as a modest decline in other thinking skills, is a fairly common part of aging. There’s a difference, however, between normal changes in memory and the type of memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Some memory problems are the result of.