Imagine experiencing early signs of memory loss. How would you react?

If I do not repeat something new often, then it does not go from short-term memory to long-term memory. Also, at 61, I forget things and have set up routines to make sure I do things I have to do, like take my medicine correctly. Honestly, it scares the crap out of me that this is happening. If I do not write some things down, like a birthday party for a friend, there is a chance I will forget it. I can tell when I do forget something they are hurt, even though they try and hide it. Since I know I am forgetting things, it makes me wonder what I have forgotten and might not ever get back.