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Old 07-01-2021, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Normal forgetfulness vs something else...

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Old 07-01-2021, 07:38 PM   #2
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Oh I forget everything. My wife loves it. She just makes crap up and says... don't you remembered we talked about this. I cant tell ya if its true or not so I just have to go along with it.
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Old 07-01-2021, 07:42 PM   #3
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I have very selective memory. I can remember the score of every buck that has been killed on our property, but not the unimportant stuff.

But I do worry about the rate I am losing my short term.
It has gotten much better since I retired and my hard drive is not so full of work related items.

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Old 07-01-2021, 08:38 PM   #4
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I blame it on that football brain Injury thing they talk about.
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Old 07-01-2021, 08:50 PM   #5
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Temporarily not being able to recall a familiar name when you get older is common. It’s frustrating and a little scary but no big deal. It happens to me occasionally and the harder I try to remember, the further away that name gets. If I quit thinking about it, it later pops into my head at random. In my experience with older family members the time to get worried is when someone starts repeating the same question over and over - evidence that the brain is not holding short term memories. That and getting lost driving a long-familiar route

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Old 07-01-2021, 09:47 PM   #6
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Temporarily not being able to recall a familiar name when you get older is common. Itís frustrating and a little scary but no big deal. It happens to me occasionally and the harder I try to remember, the further away that name gets. If I quit thinking about it, it later pops into my head at random. In my experience with older family members the time to get worried is when someone starts repeating the same question over and over - evidence that the brain is not holding short term memories. That and getting lost driving a long-familiar route
I remember how to get home for now at least. lol
I'll see the brain doc in a few weeks and maybe it's meds.
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Old 07-01-2021, 09:57 PM   #7
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I started having troubles about 30 I use to remember everything.Then a major change almost like Alzheimer’s turned out to be Lyme disease
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:08 PM   #8
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Major troubles with this now. Simple things...like the date, the year, names, common words. Just cant seem to spit it out on cue.
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My financial guy is polite enough to say I have cognitive slippage.
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:29 PM   #10
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I do good to remember basic things now. I actually spend the last 30min of work each day filling out a to-do list for the next morning and check it off as the day goes. It’s hell getting old )-:
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Considering the amount of acid I ate in my youth Iím surprised my mind still works as well as it does.


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Old 07-01-2021, 10:31 PM   #12
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I do good to remember basic things now. I actually spend the last 30min of work each day filling out a to-do list for the next morning and check it off as the day goes. Itís hell getting old )-:
Thatís just good work habits. If you got a lot going on you canít remember it all. Doesnít mean your losing it.
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:31 PM   #13
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I remember nonsense from 60 years ago, but not what my wife said yesterday
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:53 PM   #14
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I do t speak as well as I did when I was younger. I speed up and slow down as I hunt for the words.

Having had three family members develop Alzheimer’s and dementia I'm not worried about having to pause for words. Like it’s been said. The repeated stories, surprised at the same old things. That’s when it’s going down hill.
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Old 07-01-2021, 11:43 PM   #15
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By the time I got to the last post, I forgot what we were talking about.
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Old 07-02-2021, 01:02 AM   #16
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Considering the amount of acid I ate in my youth I’m surprised my mind still works as well as it does.


Ditto, 80's were a blast, but seem to be paying for it now...
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Reading this makes me wonder which one of y’all that the Democrats will pick for next President. Sorry for the joke old fellows. Hope y’all get it under control.
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Old 07-02-2021, 05:51 AM   #19
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As long as your not putting your car keys in the refrigerator your doing well. I too have struggled at times, searching for words etc. I attribute some of this to age and some to a grand mal seizure that I had in 2017. It broke my back and it took me the better part of a year to get any type of edge back. During that time I experienced difficulty focusing with projects involving carpentry, measuring etc. things I’d been doing most of my adult life. But here of late I’ve actually felt like my memory is o k now.
Man I suggest you got to a neurologist and get some test started. Early intervention can slow the onset of some disease processes.
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Old 07-02-2021, 06:15 AM   #20
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What was this thread about?

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Old 07-02-2021, 06:22 AM   #21
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Temporarily not being able to recall a familiar name when you get older is common. Itís frustrating and a little scary but no big deal. It happens to me occasionally and the harder I try to remember, the further away that name gets. If I quit thinking about it, it later pops into my head at random. In my experience with older family members the time to get worried is when someone starts repeating the same question over and over - evidence that the brain is not holding short term memories. That and getting lost driving a long-familiar route
My wife repeats questions. Sometimes 4-5 times in a matter of 15 minutes. I'm going to say something to our doctor on my next visit. I'm starting to worry about her.
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Old 07-02-2021, 06:32 AM   #22
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always wondered about the Lyme disease thing, got several ticks on me when younger, every summer.
I know my memory changed in my 30s, now my short-term is where I struggle to remember anything unless I write it down, then forget what I wrote down means. But I remember a lot of non-sense stuff that I learned a LONG time ago....?
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Old 07-02-2021, 07:51 AM   #23
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I’m right there with you. My short term is shot. My wife complains that I don’t listen to her but it’s just that I don’t remember what she said.
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Old 07-02-2021, 07:54 AM   #24
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Watch out for them potholes!
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It seems hearing is connected to my memory. Both are going away................
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Old 07-02-2021, 08:03 AM   #26
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I cant remember where I laid down my phone and reading glasses, it repeats all day.
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Old 07-02-2021, 08:08 AM   #27
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Makes one wonder
I wouldn't worry too much. When you are older than the dirt you are walking around on, it's to be expected.

Seriously, I have noticed myself forgetting names and other stuff at times. I had four major, memory loss concussions in my teens and sometimes wonder if that will catch up, or is already catching up, to me.

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Old 07-02-2021, 08:21 AM   #28
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I blame it on being to smart. My brain has reached max capacity so in order for me to remember something new I must forget something to free up space. If what I forgot happens to be what you told me then I'm sorry its just luck of the draw.
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Old 07-02-2021, 08:30 AM   #29
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My grandma's alzheimer's/dementia was horrible. I now notice my mom repeating questions about things we've discussed at length. Recently, dad started them both on some nootropic.(Not sure which one) He says the increased mental clarity was very noticeable after a few weeks. Maybe something worth looking into for some of you guys that are interested...

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Old 07-02-2021, 08:41 AM   #30
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My grandma's alzheimer's/dementia was horrible. I now notice my mom repeating questions about things we've discussed at length. Recently, dad started them both on some nootropic.(Not sure which one) He says the increased mental clarity was very noticeable after a few weeks. Maybe something worth looking into for some of you guys that are interested...



Me too

Can you elaborate on it and availability?
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Old 07-02-2021, 08:58 AM   #31
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It's called getting older folks, it happens to the best of us. But much better than the alternative!!!
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I was going to post something but can’t remember what if was.
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It’s like the old sayin goes.....
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Old 07-02-2021, 09:53 AM   #34
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Can you elaborate on it and availability?

My first impression viewing their website is it seems gimicky.



What are nootropics and how can they help me?

Nootropics are nutrient compounds shown to enhance mental performance in areas such as motivation, creativity, mood, memory, focus, and cognitive processing. They work best when combined with exercise, proper nutrition, and mindfulness activities such as meditation. One of the most commonly used and consumed nootropics is caffeine - but it is far from the most exciting!
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My first impression viewing their website is it seems gimicky.
"They" don't have a website. It's a general term for supplement (Natural or synthetic) that improves cognitive performance. Everyone here takes some form already. As you said, caffeine is a nootropic. Nobody here would argue the effect of your morning coffee. Omega-3s, ginseng, ginko bilboa, etc are all examples of natural nootropics. Adderall would be an example of synthetic. There are companies taking these compounds and combining them for a cognition-specific supplement. Just like any supplement, there are good and bad. (Don't listen to Amazon reviews as companies are "buying" positive reviews.) A 90-day money back guarantee is pretty indicative of a quality product.

I'm not an expert, doctor, or at all affiliated with any. Just mentioning that my parents are taking them and say they have had good results. Even if it is placebo effect... If nothing else, just providing something for some of these guys to look into for potential relief/help. Not advocating their use.

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Old 07-02-2021, 10:25 AM   #37
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"They" don't have a website. It's a general term for supplement (Natural or synthetic) that improves cognitive performance. Everyone here takes some form already. As you said, caffeine is a nootropic. Nobody here would argue the effect of your morning coffee. Omega-3s, ginseng, ginko bilboa, etc are all examples of natural nootropics. Adderall would be an example of synthetic. There are companies taking these compounds and combining them for a cognition-specific supplement. Just like any supplement, there are good and bad. (Don't listen to Amazon reviews as companies are "buying" positive reviews.) A 90-day money back guarantee is pretty indicative of a quality product.

I'm not an expert, doctor, or at all affiliated with any. Just mentioning that my parents are taking them and say they have had good results. Even if it is placebo effect... If nothing else, just providing something for some of these guys to look into for potential relief/help. Not advocating their use.
Ok thanks for the insight. I was looking because I am seeking potential relief/help as well...not trying to discredit you. When I typed it in there is an actual company called Nootropics so I assumed thats what you were referring to. I have taken the Omega-3s, ginseng, ginko bilboa's you mentioned but never had a positive results. Caffeine...yes of course. I will continue looking into other forms of Nootropics. Thanks again for the insight.
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Ok thanks for the insight. I was looking because I am seeking potential relief/help as well...not trying to discredit you. When I typed it in there is an actual company called Nootropics so I assumed thats what you were referring to. I have taken the Omega-3s, ginseng, ginko bilboa's you mentioned but never had a positive results. Caffeine...yes of course. I will continue looking into other forms of Nootropics. Thanks again for the insight.
I thought you were 30 years younger then me................
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My CRS Syndrome gets worse every year.
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Have you been tested? It could be DGAS syndrome,
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Have you been tested? It could be DGAS syndrome,
This is a new one for me.
Please explain!!!
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This is a new one for me.
Please explain!!!
Donít give a ***x syndrome
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I ran out of S's a long time ago.
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My grandma's alzheimer's/dementia was horrible. I now notice my mom repeating questions about things we've discussed at length. Recently, dad started them both on some nootropic.(Not sure which one) He says the increased mental clarity was very noticeable after a few weeks. Maybe something worth looking into for some of you guys that are interested...



Me too
I wish you would find out what they are taking and post it here or PM me. My short term memory is getting bad. I have to pause and think for a minute to remember what I was going to do.
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Old 07-02-2021, 01:57 PM   #46
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I still think Jerp had a valid point here as well. Folks stop and think for a moment just how many things you have , not only consciously but sub consciously, going through your head. It’s hard to believe that any of us can keep a straight train of thought given what’s going on in the country. The world is constantly coming at you from all sides.
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Old 07-02-2021, 03:21 PM   #48
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Reading through this thread reminded me of this picture.

Not sure which cat
Funny meme. Looks suspiciously like the one in post #17.

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Old 07-02-2021, 03:27 PM   #49
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Forgetting where keys are is forgetfulness, Forgetting what the keys are for is ....something else......
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I have tried several nootropics in the past. The one I have settled on that I like is Alpha Brain by Onnit. Easy to find locally or online. Itís not something you ďfeelĒ right away, but after a week or two, you start to notice a difference with memory and things (or at least I did).


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