Memory loss can be a huge concern as you grow older.
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But as annoying as forgetting things is, and it is maddening sometimes, I am grateful for forgetting. I really don't want to remember a whole bunch of stuff. We all have lots of big insults and injuries in our past that we try hard to forget.
The newest thing: calling cards for boomers - so we can at least remember who we have seen (and in more extreme cases, who we are). They can be simply designed or festooned with intricate details. What they share in common is contact information: our name, email, phone and home address - all prominently displayed to accommodate our growing near-sightedness.
Ever forget where you parked your car or where you put your keys, and then you find yourself questioning your memory? Relax
It's not in your head: Menopausal memory loss is real.
Do you know anyone who is always running late, and missing appointments? It seems like they don't care about honoring their
On my late father-in-law's 90th birthday, I asked him what 90 felt like. 'It feels like 50,' he said, 'except when I get up from a chair.' Now that I'm in my 60s, I'm beginning to know what he means.
According to Wimber's "response competition theory," the more you try to remember one of those facts, the more likely it is you'll forget the other one. I
Have you seen my glasses?
For the past few years, my husband and I have been engaged in a sort of memory-loss Olympics. We are constantly keeping track of who forgets more.
All of us have witnessed a 'new' word be put into effect, only for it to take on the same shameful stigmatizing definition as its predecessor. I challenge you today to bring awareness to your word choice.
When you let go of your emotional charges from your past, you retain the wisdom but stop overloading your system. This results in greater inner clarity and well-being. It also makes it much easier to learn and remember new information.
Do you own 'TV pants'? When driving, do you strongly prefer right turns over lefts? Have you ever typed your birth year into an online form, then became startled when you had to scroll...and reach that year? If so, pull on those stretchy pants, have a seat, and let me know I'm not alone here.
Your body releases a hormone called cortisol when you're under pressure. It's associated with negative health effects like