The best thing to do now would be to see a doctor so they could diagnose the cause. Diabetes does have the potential to cause episodes
of memory loss. However as it can affect the body in many ways if not treated its essential a doctor follow up with this. Menopause can cause short term memory loss as well. However as there could be other potential causes its best a doctor rule them out.
As I have memory loss as well, although from a different cause, the pragmatic means you describe to help cope with memory can be helpful.
However as memory loss is often brain based they generally wont reverse it but can help a person adapt to it.
Most of us have problem forgetting names dven though we know their faces. As long as you femember your husbands, mids, sisters etc I don't feel it's a problem. Memopause caused lot of memory prblems, I had post it notes everwhere. Sometimes it is excess stress in our life. It is very bothersome. I would start by ruling out causes, menopause, stress, medication, diabetes. Mine was stress. My family dr made me feel like I was nuts. A neurologist could help relieve worry about Altzheimers or dementia. Everyone forgets where thet put their keys,but if you find them in the refrigerator thats different. Write a lists of stressors a d address each issue, get your hormone level checked, etc read side effects of any medications. Hope this helps. You are not alone
you describe me to a T. Can't remember names afterward. May remember them days later.oh and the one with gettint the card and telling her no I have dne the same thing and then remember it days later also. It been going on for 10 years. mayo Clinic diagnosed me with Cognitive Mental Impairment. It is not Alzheimers but could turn into it within a 10 year period. So fair its been 10 years and I don't have Alzheimers. And you have gone 15 years so you have passed the point of getting it too it seems. Some of my symptoms have gotten worse but I have not gotten lost, I don't lose time, and don't put things where they don't belong. My problem is just remembering where I put them lol! Good luck! lol!