by James

Hi! Not sure if I can remember posting this topic before, but my memory has gotten worse as I have gotten older.

I make silly errors and forget simple things: names, switching off the light etc. What do you do to help your memory? It's very frustrating at times.

Any suggestion would be welcome.

Wendy: James, there are lots of commercials here in the USA for It looks pretty cool as you start with telling the system what you want to improve on (4 selections under memory alone) and then you play games based on their suggestions to improve your mind! Sounds like fun AND it helps improve your brain.

I am reading a book about the brain, and the more you challenge yourself, the more the brains neurons become active and grow. It's really fascinating...

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Thanks for the responses
by: James

Good to know I'm not alone. Cheers for the comments, advice. I do keep the brain ticking over with various activities, and I am trying to stem my forgetfulness. 5th November is Guy Fawkes Day, right?

Memory log book
by: Pacific Island Lady

Hello James!

I too forget things a lot of times. I recently started a log book where I write down what I need to recall/remember.

I have also put up a bulletin board and organize it where I can stick post it notes to remind me of daily activities or future events. I find it very helpful.

It is alright James. It is something that we have to live with so we just have to find ways of how we can deal with it and move on.

Best Wishes!


Memory loss
by: Irwin in Florida

See, and they all said it was the hearing that goes first! Ha!

But on a serious note, staying active, reading, working on the computer, and even dancing (line dancing in my case) keeps one's mind quite active.

True these little things I have mentioned do not stop me from having that occasional "Now where did I put my glasses" type moments, but I hate to think what shape my mind might be in were I not involved with these things and more.

Thanks for sharing and believe me when I say - "You are not alone." We have all been there and are still having those "Aha - senior moments!"

Learn something new!
by: Barbara (H.H.) Northeast NJ

Hello James,
I'm 64 years old and in a master's program for counseling. You don't have to be in college program - you can learn anything you've wanted to but didn't have time for - and it will keep your brain sharpand give you an opportunity to socialize and make new friends. Give it a try.

Aging Brain
by: Diana M

James, I have had concerns recently about forgetfulness. There is a "rule" I follow and have shared it with some of my senior friends (it really is a bit silly but puts things in perspective):

When you wake up in the morning, if you remember your full name, address, telephone number, social security number and what day of the week it is, it is going to be a good day!

Some forgetting is part of the aging process. Wendy has made some good suggestions for you.

Senior Moments
by: Goldie

I definitely can relate to your "senior" moments!

by: Sharyn~~~CANADA

Welcome to the club!

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