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

Over the past year or so, I’ve begun to realize that I drink too much … I can never remember the exact day of my mom’s birthday [because of this] … There was one time recently where I couldn’t remember the middle digits of my social security number. A couple months back, I misspelled the word “niece” in a handwritten note, and I literally hated myself looking at it on paper. There have been times when I ask for cash back at the grocery store, and the cashier looks at me confused as I walk away … I don’t know how to cope, really, beside take action and stop this addiction…