Jane's Story

She said: 'I was 51 when I began to worry that my memory wasn’t what it used to be. Tony, my husband, would chat to me about lovely places we’d been to or happy times we’d shared together and I just couldn’t remember – it was very upsetting.

'Sometimes I could remember part of a memory, like a holiday we’d been on, but I struggled with actual specifics, I couldn’t picture myself in my mind’s eye doing the things people said I had done.'

She mentioned her secret fears to friends who were supportive but joked that age and hormones were causing them all to forget things! And although Jane laughed along with their theory, she was not convinced.