I'm to be 55 this summer. Maybe younger than some here, older than a few others. I have two boys: 5 and 3 years old, just about. I'm a kind of high-strung, anxious person and maybe that contributes to my state of being more and more forgetful. My wife is always asking me these important questions, the answers to which I can't remember: "Did you give them the cough medicine?" And two minutes later: "I asked you a question!" "Um, I'm trying to remember." Is it normal to start forgetting things at this age? I feel like it just got me the last few years. I ask people questions at work, forgetting that I asked them the same questions just a few minutes before.