Most of us have some form of amnesia [meaning partial or complete loss of memory], how often have you gone through all your children’s names before actually calling the right one? Or forgotten the name of an item you want or need [verbal amnesia]. A more uncommon form of this disease is a temporary loss of total memory – this is where the person does not even know his own name, age etc.
Don’t panic you are not going senile, there are many forms and degrees of amnesia, it is just unfortunate that it tends to happen with old age [though even the youngsters can get it].
Amnesia is caused mainly by impairment of the brain cells [poor blood supply caused by circulatory diseases], injuries, and psychological causes [anxiety neurosis or dullness of intellect]