Am I getting demented, senile or is it short term memory loss?

Don't know. You will need to discuss your symptoms in detail with your physician. Cannot answer that as asked. As we age many have short term memory issues...Lovingly called senior moments. I like to believe my brain is dumping information that I no longer need so I can put new stuff in! Short term memory loss is not the same as dementia but can be an early sign. If concerned see your doc!