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Old Age Memory Problems

Post by 2nighthawks » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:37 pm

Not sure which is more difficult,.....remembering to take my pills in the morning, or, sometime about mid-morning, trying to remember whether or not I took my pills!

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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:16 pm

Look at is as cheap entertainment. I often search for tools until I forgot what I needed them for. When I search the far corners of the premises I find all sorts of treasures and wonder when and where they came from. I have trouble seeing where I left my glasses. Not hearing what was said or remembering what the rule is sometimes is a blessing. There are a great number of advantages to reaching senility that I can't remember at the moment but isn't it nice to still be here?
Well, i'm not even sure of that but what the heck?
Thanks for bringing this up.
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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by perry kete » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:17 pm

I wanted to add a comment but I can't remember what it was.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:34 pm

I'm having a ball in geezerville - not much has changed. I've always had bum eyesight (wore glasses since I was six) so wearing specs is no big deal. I've always been scatter-brained and forgetful, but now I can claim a "senior moment", and I get a bye. Kinda like hollering "King's X" when we were kids. Being hard of hearing is great. I sleep much better in the quiet, and most folks don't get mad if I ignore 'em. They reckon I just didn't hear them. Pills ? I don't take none, so nothing to forget. Doc says whiskey and aspirin "PRN" is okay for pain and snakebite so long as I don't overdo it. I know my memory is okay, 'cause I never seem to forget where I put the bottle. ;) like W.C. Fields, I'm thinking of cultivating a relationship with a small snake. My knees are shot, but there's nothing upstairs I really need anyhow, and my pony's broke to mount from the fence rail or a stump. :lol:
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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Burger in Spokane » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:41 pm

The key to aging and memory loss is to never forget to tell the grandkids to pull
your finger. The rest is just details. :shock:
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by david_dewey » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:38 am

I forget, why was I reading this thread??
T'ake care,
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:20 pm

I thought this might be an interesting thread and realized I had already read it a couple of times. Everything old is new again if you wait long enough. It doesn't take as long now.
Ric.....
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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Ruxstel24 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:35 pm

Yeah Rich, there’s no such thing as reruns anymore....unless you are watching the news !! :roll:

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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by PDGx » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:30 pm

Like I said .....
If my short term memory gets any shorter, I won’t even have thought about what I’m going to forget.

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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by 46woodduck » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:44 am

Why am I sitting at my computer this late at night. I should be in bed.
Life is good on the lunatic fringe. Tom

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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 am

I don't know, Thomas. It seemed a little more like morning to me.
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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by 2nighthawks » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:25 pm

Always knew I would eventually become "elderly", but I honestly thought it would take longer!

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Out To Lunch

Post by FreighTer Jim » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:53 am

I went out to lunch years ago & never returned.

Try getting back on the freeway and heading the wrong way - only realizing it when the territory starts looking familiar .... :?


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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:41 am

Sometimes I remember I have a task to do. Later I recall remembering it but can be sure whether I did it or just though about it. I was going to mention this earlier but.....
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:10 pm

I got up this morning with a list of things to do in my head that had been simmering there all week.

First up was washing the car. I got up and put on some clothes, then went downstairs to get a bite
to eat before starting the day. It was then that I remembered I had left the groceries I bought yesterday
in the car, so I headed for the garage to go get them, only to realize that I ought to put some shoes on
before going out there, so I went in search of my shoes.

I found the shoes by the couch, where I took them off last night while reading, which reminded me that
I had not finished the article I was reading, so I sat down to read the last few paragraphs. But that didn’t
go anywhere, because I needed my glasses, so I got up to go look for them. As I was doing this, I remembered
I was hungry, and changed directions to go get the groceries out of the car. Upon arrival at the car, I found
the trunk closed and the car locked. Back into the house to get the keys.

This took a while, because I needed to find my glasses first. So upstairs I went to look for them by the
bed stand, but they were not there. I did find the keys though. So downstairs I went to look for my coat,
thinking I might have put my glasses in a pocket. I found a coat in the hall closet, but there were no glasses
in any of the pockets. I found another coat I wear a lot on the hook by the door. Rifling through the pockets
there, I also found no glasses. By this time I was feeling pretty thirsty, so I went to the fridge and opened a
can of Pepsi and took a swig. It was while sipping the Pepsi that I realized that I had totally forgot what I
was looking for, before I went to get a Pepsi. I retraced my steps and remembered looking through pockets,
but could not remember what I was looking for. It wasn’t coming to me, so I opened the door and saw the
lawn needed mowing.

Out to the shed to get the mower. Halfway there, I realized I did not want to be mowing the grass in my
house shoes, so I went back inside and out to the hall by the garage to change my shoes. With shop shoes
on, I headed back out to the shed for some reason, but had to think about it for a while to remember what
I had come out there for. Oh, yes … the lawn mower ! I pulled it out onto the walkway and checked the oil
and gas. It was low enough on gas that what was there would not cut the whole lawn, so I looked around
for the gas and remembered it was in the trunk of the car, because I was supposed to fill it up last time I
was out, but had forgotten. So, I left the mower where it sat, and went to the garage to get in the car and
drive to the gas station to get some gas. Do you think I could find my keys ? I had set them down somewhere,
and done a pretty good job of hiding them. I looked everywhere and could not find them. Again, I felt thirsty,
so I looked around for the Pepsi I had opened earlier, but I had set it down somewhere …. probably with the
keys. I gave up looking for the Pepsi and returned to the fridge to open a fresh one. It was there, on the center
shelf, that I found my glasses. Right behind the Pepsi. With glasses on my face, I stood there wondering what
I came in there looking for. I felt hungry again and remembered the food was locked in the trunk. Oh yeah ….
keys ! I trundled off in search of the keys again. The wife came in about this time and asked if she could wash
my jackets. I responded “yes”, and she found my keys in a pocket, where I had left them while looking for my
glasses.

Now, I had my keys and my glasses, so I went to the car to do something, but could not remember what.
Pangs of hunger reminded me of the groceries and so I popped the trunk and took them into the kitchen.
Being that it was already after lunch, I gave up in the notion of a quick morning bite and figured I’d grab
something while I was out getting, …. uh, …. oh yeah, gas !

Out to the car, I sat down and fumbled for the keys. They were gone again. After some looking around,
I getting really hungry and short tempered, and being careless, smashed my thumb while closing the trunk. The
pain was excruciating, but I found the keys ! Right there in the trunk lock. With glasses, keys, and throbbing
thumb, I got in the car and go to get gas. The gas can filled, I remembered I needed *something* at the hardware
store, so I drove over there in hopes that I would remember what it was that I needed. I walked around the
aisles, looking at the wares, in hopes it would spark my memory, but it didn’t happen. By this time it was mid-
afternoon and that lawn wasn’t going to mow itself, so I got back in the car and went home, put gas in the mower
and went to start it. That’s what I needed at the hardware store ! … pull cord. The pull cord had broken last
time I tried to start it. Back to the hardware store for some cord, I returned and rewound the starter spool, and
before I could get it started, realized I was so hungry that my hands were shaking. I went inside to see if the
wife had something planned for dinner. She was nowhere to be found and the groceries were all put away.
Do you think I could find where she put anything ? Frustrated, I looked outside and realized it was going to
be dark soon enough, and I had a lawn to mow and a car to wash. I had gone hungry this long, … eating
could wait a little longer. I went outside to mow the lawn and remembered I had a part coming for the T, so
I headed to the mailbox to check and see if it had come. The package was there, so I walked it up to the shop
and opened it. I pulled out the crawler and slid under the T to assess the work. It did not seem like I had been
under the T very long when the wife popped in and asked why the lawn mower was on the walkway in the dark.
I climbed out from under the T and went to put the mower back in the shed. It was too late to wash the car.
I walked back in the house and saw an unopened can of Pepsi on the counter. I took off my shop shoes and
sat down in a chair and wondered why I felt so tired after getting nothing done all day. I thought I might finish
reading that article, but I had set my glasses down somewhere .....
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:40 am

There but for fortune . . . :lol:
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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by PDGx » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:03 pm

But, but - how did you remember all that to write it down ? :?:

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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Duey_C » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:43 pm

Sounds like my days too Burger! :) WTH was I doing?
I successfully pulled off the finger test once and now they just will not...
:)
Back to the OT little shop, WTH was I up to? Oh ya, cleaning! What?
Out here: Darn it. Gotta go potty again. Aha! Vacuum more scale out of those heads!
Back on track, AFTER potty break...
Since I lost my mind mind, I feel more liberated


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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by tdump » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:07 am

At least I can hide my own Easter eggs now. :D
If you can't help em, don't hinder em'

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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by perry kete » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:18 am

I wanted to add a comment but I can't remember what it was!
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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:55 am

UUUUUUUUUUUuuuuummmmmm……………...Never mind.
Forget everything you thought you knew.


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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Norman Kling » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:10 am

I keep ordering parts and installing them and then a few days later I find unopened new parts which I had previously ordered!
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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by bud delong » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:44 am

Lately the worst of many old age problems is learning of friends you will never see again.Bud.


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Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Post by Burger in Spokane » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:30 am

A dear friend and mentor to me as a kid, said to me when I turned 40, "Don't let
'them' blow smoke up your axx, ... it's all downhill after 40!". Old Bill was 30 years
my senior, and full of all sorts of news about the pitfalls of growing old. If I said
something about getting old, he'd counter "Oh, just wait till .... " and give me a
story about failing eyesight, memory, faith in humanity ....

Gruff, grumpy old bast#rd. We used to laugh till we cried. A great guy. Everyone
should have such a friend.
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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