Hello, My mother is 72, she lives with my father who is 82. For their age, they are both brilliant - totally independent and in good health. Recently (over the last few weeks), my mother has started to show very minor signs of short term memory loss. At first, I attributed this to some pain medicine prescribed by her GP - but now I don't think that this was the cause. The main symptom my mother has is asking about something I have already told her about. This may be in regard to one thing we have discussed over a 30 minute period. In all other respects she is fine, able to function and cope as normal and to recall things without error. There is also very minor signs of confusion regarding a series of visits she has made to the GP (not remembering which symptom occurred when). But this was at the time she was receiving prescribed medicine. I want to stress that these symptoms are very minor, but my father has also noticed them, which makes me worry. I've been searching the web for information - I don't want to be alarmist, but at the same time I don't want to ignore something that may be potentially serious. I hoped I would fine information that said very mild short term memory loss could just be sign of getting older and didn't mean the onset of a progressive decease. But I haven't found any such information to reassure me. Unfortunately, it seems that the most people with these very early symptoms will worsen overtime and develop Alzheimer’s decease. I would be grateful if others could tell me how they first noticed symptoms and how long it was before these became more serious? Thanks.