Memory loss. Forgetting names, appointments, and recent information. Difficulty performing familiar tasks , such as preparing a meal, using an appliance, or engaging in a hobby. Problems with language. Trying to find the right word, for example, to express a common item such as a hairbrush or key. Disorientation to time and place. Examples include not knowing the year, time of day, or how to return home. Poor or decreased judgment as evidenced by giving large sums of money to solicitors, wearing inappropriate clothing for the weather (winter coat in summer). Problems with abstract thinking , such as balancing […]