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Hello Kangkun. Yes memory issues do increase commonly as people age. Most often this is not dementia but normal increase in memory problems. It’s really a question of severity. Have the memory problems and distract ability gotten so much worse that they are getting in the way to f accomplishing everyday tasks of daily living. Are they interfering with your functioning. If they are you should probably see a specialist who has experience with ADHD and aging (including dementia). It might be tricky finding such a specialist.

I couldn’t help but wonder about your history of math problems? Do these struggles with math go back into the elementary and high school grades. Possibly you have an underlying specific learning disability as well. If so then you’ve got three things going on that are overlapping.