Trouble remembering phone numbers? Dither over simple decisions? Problems following recipes? You’re not alone – particularly if you’re over 50. And with the constant flow of stories about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the press and online, it’s not surprising that such mental slips raise the question, ‘Could it be dementia?’ Well, the good news is that such everyday trials are usually just part of the normal cognitive changes that affect us all as we age.