Long term memory gaps

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   Posted 9/6/2015 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if I have a problem or the future possibility of a problem, but its' been bothering me and I thought that I would post and ask about it.

I'm 68 and highly functioning. I live by myself and have a part time online business. I'm a retired contract programmer and have programmed and maintained my site with no problems. I am in the middle of rewriting my site (php5, mysql, css, html and javascript) with no drop in my programming abilities.

My problem is I have long term memory gaps. For example, I can't remember anything from the 4th grade, from 2009 or most other years. I would have to concentrate to remember anything I did last week. I remember pieces of significant events, but the everyday events are gone. I read quite a lot and am rereading novels I have read before. Most of the reread books are almost new to me.

Do I have a problem or is just part of getting older?

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   Posted 9/6/2015 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be normal aging, but if you're concerned I would make an appointment with a neurologist. Maybe it's not as bad as you think, but if there is anything to be concerned about, it's better to catch it early.
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