Guys Over 50! Let's Talk About Your Memory

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  1. shane8

    shane8 Member

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    my short term memory for minor things is pretty bad ... like did I lock the door or turn the stove off?? .... but I reckon that's coz I didn't pay attention rather than being enfeebled

    so what was this thread about again?

    .... oh yeah ....... drunk poasting .........
     
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  2. GottaPracticeMore

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    I (age 58) tend to 'forget' things I don't consciously remember, like locking the door to the house in the morning. Oftentimes 5 minutes later I ask myself: 'Wait, did I lock the door this morning?'

    So I'm trying to actively remember routine events like locking doors, turning off lights, etc.

    My 90-year old mom once asked: 'Why is it when I forget something it's because I'm getting old, but when you forget something it's because you're absent minded?'

    I think 'use it or lose it' applies to memory just as much as it does to our physical abilities.
     
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  3. sportycliff

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    I'm glad it's not just me...
     
  4. calpa94

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    Sometimes while in the shower I have to think if I washed my hair or not.
     
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  5. Moxsam

    Moxsam Member

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    My Dad has one of those daily pill compartments so he doesn't double dose himself with his medications.

    I've heard that reading everyday/night helps immensely.
     
  6. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    I once started a thread about a particular topic and then a few weeks later started another one about the SAME topic and then everyone has to remind me about the original thread. :waiting

    :messedup
     
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  7. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    I once started a thread about something and then a week or so later start another one about the same thing and totally forgot about the first or second one.... and then someone poasts a link to the earlier threads that I already forgot about :huh :bong

    :cry:
     
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  8. pjs ire

    pjs ire Member

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    It’s normal to “rust out” a bit as we age.
     
  9. ant_riv

    ant_riv Supporting Member

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    What was the question?
     
  10. JWDubois

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    I’m going to keep telling myself this. But maybe I should write it down.
     
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  11. Teleplayer

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    Years and years ago, my uncle (since passed in 2011) said to me, "I just don't remember things like I used to...." He was in his late 40s/early 50s when he said it. I didn't think twice about it.

    Fast forward to the present. I'm in my late 50s. Never did drugs, had an occasional social drink, and never had any major illnesses. I have been going for my annual physical since I turned 40, and am in excellent health - even worked out for 25+ years straight.

    I was born with a near photographic memory. I can still remember things from 50+ years ago like they happened yesterday. And when I was in college, I'd study for a test by simply memorizing all the chapters and lecture notes verbatim - with total recall at test time.

    But now..... HUGE difference unless I am ultra-focused. I definitely do not have the recall I had when I was 30-35 years old. This old age thing is a pain in the butt.
     
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  12. dave s

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    Yep, 58 here and short-term memory is going. But what I don't understand is how disjointed what can or cannot be remembered is getting.

    Example 1: If I play and 18-hole round of golf, I can recall every shot on every hole. Have always been able to recall this information.

    Example 2: I wanted to buy a new golf shirt. I googled the shirt information and located the exact product name. Pulled up another web browser and had forgotten the exact 4-word product name by the time I got to the search box. Toggled back to the other page, found the name again began typing the 4-word product name. By the time I got to the third word, I had forgotten the critical 4th word that would have narrowed the search to the exact product I was looking for.

    WTF? Why is short-term memory recall so erratic? Why can I remember what club I hit on the par-3 #6 hole and exactly where the shot ended up, but can remember and retype a 4-word product description without looking at it 3 times?

    Apparently, I need help! o_O:oops:
     
  13. morlll

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    I always forget to turn the light off in the fridge.
     
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  14. Totally Bored

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    Yup ... forgetful Frankie here :bonk

    Good Times :dude

    It's all downhill from here on out. Drive fast and take chances :aok
     
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  15. The Pup

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    You know it when you start to put the milk in the cupboard and the cereal in the fridge.

    You know it when you are stading in the pantry and cannot remember why.

    You know it when...
     
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  16. michael razor

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    Hi.. What was this Thread about??/
    Oh Yea, Right!!

    Good Luck-It will be OK!! :banana
     
  17. Bob Longo

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    I tend to not remember the things I forget, so...
     
  18. killinears

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    Commonly reported side effects of bupropion include: insomnia, nausea, pharyngitis, weight loss, constipation, dizziness, headache, and xerostomia. Other side effects include: abdominal pain, agitation, arthralgia, chest pain, migraine, skin rash, urinary frequency, anxiety, asthenia, confusion, diarrhea, hostility, hypertension, lack of concentration, myalgia, nervousness, palpitations, pruritus, tinnitus, tremor, vomiting, anorexia, diaphoresis, dysgeusia, flushing, and abnormal dreams.
     
  19. stevieboy

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    To me it’s not about retaining, it’s about recalling things in the moment. Like names for example, from time to time I’ll talking about someone I’m fairly familiar with (not someone I know personally) and just not have their name come to me. I can picture them perfectly, talk about what they’ve done, for example if it’s a musician remember their songs, but the name eludes me temporarily. It’s very random too.

    I’m sure there are physical causes related to aging, but I also think that I’ve just filled my head with so many names over my lifetime that the pathways are too crowded.
     
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  20. AZChilicat

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    I keep forgetting to check in on this thread.
     

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