I an getting very worried about my memory. This take the form of not being able to remember name of places people or things or unable to think of a word that says exactly what I want to say when in conversation or explaining something to someone. This put me into a state of panic and when I am like that its just no good trying to think. Sometimes I can think of the word later when I am more relaxed but not always.. Im not too bad at crosswords ( the easy coffee break ones) but often I find the answers by thinking how words are constructed rather than knowing the answer, My spelling has also deteriorated I have had to take some time on this entry rereading it through and correcting it. I am 80 years old and 81 this year . Is this normal at my age or am I starting to get some form of dementia.