15 thoughts on “Tiny tip for over 50s: respect your memory

  1. So true! Wait–did I already say that? 😉

  2. You’ve put it away in a safe place…

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Truly.

  3. As soon as you stop looking for it, it arrives unbidden.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Which is great advice.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I figure the older we are the bigger our memories. Of course it takes that little page longer to run around the brain looking for the requested item!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Nicely said.

  5. anne leueen says:

    Thank you!

  6. colonialist says:

    What about the stage when sentences, paragraphs, and then whole pages are forgotten?

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Time to consult your friendly medical professional 🙂 mind you, I have always forgotten the plots and characters of novels immediately. Much rereading prior to exams!

      1. colonialist says:

        But really useful for rereading particularly good books!

  7. mpardi2013 says:

    Forgetting a word happens at any age and is normal. However, if we make the mistake of conflating our age with the episode we are causing ourselves undue worry.

    On the other hand, aphasia, the inability to name a common object right in front of you, is another matter and is suggestive of the need for professional evaluation.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Indeed. It’s important not to catastrophise.

  8. Gallivanta says:

    It’s definitely not the end of the world but it’s a good idea to check that you are eating well, staying hydrated, and sleeping well. Many of our problems as we age are caused by malnutrition.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Well said.

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