What Is Your Memory Like?

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
September 5, 2010 7:19pm CST
Because there is no need for me to have a wonderful memory i.e. not working then I reckon my brain becomes a bit lazy and shuts down..well, sort of. If it shut down completely I'd be brain dead which wouldn't be good at all for this site, would it my friends? A stupid example of my memory being crap is that I can't remember if I've ironed all four sides of the legs on jeans so I end up doing them again. A few months ago now I saw the back view of John in the Sporting Inn and was mortified to discover that one leg was all creased up and the other wasn't. That was down to me and my poor short-term memory! Are you as bad as me? Is it true that the older one gets the more one brings up stuff from way, way back..like last week? Haha!
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19 responses
6 Sep 10
Hi Janey, I am the same here, I wish that there was an easier way of ironing so it won't matter if we forget, LOL! Tamara
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
So do I! I've tried counting but if I get distracted I forget which number I'm on..you know like 1 - 4! Haha!
@GardenGerty (98289)
• United States
6 Sep 10
It is true that as you get older your short term memory may suffer. It is also true that when you do stuff by rote, like ironing, it is possible to get out of your usual rhythm and mess stuff up. As you said, you do not have job, so you feel your brain is lazy. That is why it is so important to do things like MyLot in order to stay sharp.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
The thing is, I'm only sharp when I'm on here!
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@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
6 Sep 10
That's funny about forgetting to iron one side of a pair of pants. LOL I like to drink 3 glasses of water in the morning and sometimes I get distracted and am not sure if I drank the 3 glasses or not. So now I write it down after drinking each glass. I do think that our memory seems to get worse as we get older for most people.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
It's true..I do tend to forget what I'm doing when ironing. I guess I can just "switch off" and think about other things which is why I don't mind doing it in the first place. I've not forgotten which setting to put the iron on..yet..but give me time, I'm bound to burn something eventually! As for you and your water..wow, I'd be sooo bloated if I drank 3 glasses of water when I got up...I think I'll stick to my cup of tea and bowl of corn flakes.
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@GardenGerty (98289)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I ried drinking one and a half liters upon rising, lasted through three days of it. I have a diet supplement I am taking, supposed to take it twice a day, with water, after a meal or with food. I forget when I have taken them. Too many is not really good for you. I now put two in the bowl before breakfast, and take one after breakfast, and one after lunch. If the bowl is empty, I have taken them. I think before I started this I took four one day.
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@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
6 Sep 10
I'm glad you found a way to overcome short memory confusion. As we get older and have trouble with our memory we have to find a way to successfully deal with that, especially if we live alone and we have no one to remind us.
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6 Sep 10
I have a strange memory as some everyday stuff I can remember easily such as what I ate last night, or even what I ate last Tuesday. But then I can take my medication in the morning and then wonder an hour later if I actually took it (I now have the habit of moving it to a different place after I have taken it so that I know have, lol). The strangest thing is that whilst I sometimes struggle with day to day stuff, I never forget a single thing about a movie I’ve watched. I even remember quite clearly scenes and dialogue from movies I watched over 25 years ago and not seen since. And considering that I would imagine I watch more movies in a year than some do in a lifetime makes it all the more stranger that I don’t get movies confused.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
My hubby is a bit like that. I've often seen him mouth the words to a Star Trek episode that he's seen hundreds of times. You'd think he'd get bored wouldn't you? Apparently not. It's the everyday things he forgets..but he remembers us going to a pub in Town that we've only been in once..years ago. He said I had a Bacardi Breezer. Why I had one of those God only knows as I don't particularly like them!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Sep 10
There's somebody on the planet who still irons? My memory is good for some things, horrible for others. For example, I have a practically photographic memory of conversations and useless facts, but I cannot remember names or technical words to save my life. It just depends...
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
8 Sep 10
Yes, I'm afraid I do iron. The last chap I lived with I didn't iron then and I looked a mess so I vowed that if ever I "got with another bloke" I'd iron. I don't iron everything, now that would be silly!
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Sep 10
I just stick stuff in the dryer and take it out when it's warm, and I don't buy anything (on purpose) that needs to be ironed.
• United States
6 Sep 10
My memory is very selective. I remember things when I want to. I would love to have a really great memory, but sadly I don't.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
My Dad's like that yet he forgets stuff from the shops..and he has a list too!
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• United States
7 Sep 10
I have a list as well, and I make reminders of what I have to do.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
6 Sep 10
My problem is with brain farts. I'll be in the middle of a sentence, and I just simply can't remember the word I want to use. It eventually comes to me, but usually after I've found another way to say it. Or someone's name...the other day I was talking about who was starring in a movie, and I just couldm't think of his name. It was George Cloony. So I had to come out and get on the net and look up the movie to find out who I was trying to think of. Pain in the butt. They say, as we age, we need to exercise our brains. Doing things like myLot are good, as well as playing computer games. And last week is a stretch...more line 3 days ago.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
Haha! You're not an Aries are you? Well, I'm an Aries with Mercury in Pisces, which, unfortunately, doesn't make me the fastest or most coherent of talkers, which is why I love to type..it's great getting all the words out properly. The times I have stopped mid-sentence and someone else has finished it off for me is embarrassing to say the least. I do say "thingy" quite a lot if I can't remember someone's name!
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Actually, I am an Aries, but I don't know any more about it...don't bother with that stuff.
@oldchem1 (8144)
6 Sep 10
Can you repeat that question please, I forget what you asked!! I am getting a lot more forgetful the older I get and yes I DO remember more from the past. Goodness knows what I'll be like when I hit 60 at Christmas!!!!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
Well, my Mum is 64 now and let me tell you, it won't get any easier for you. In fact, I find Mum quite entertaining at times (plus the fact she laughs at herself of course) as her new thing is getting lost in shops she's been in millions of times before. Sometimes she has to come out as she starts to panic! And when she's with me I'm as bad so we end up going round in circles, getting nowhere! I remember when we stayed at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for my wedding in 2008 and whenever I was with Mum it took us ages GETTING OUT! It's sign-posted in there as well. Most hotels are designed to keep people IN for obvious reasons (gambling) so hubby did this quite often when he was in our company. Haha!
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Sep 10
Perhaps I should shoot myself now!!
@ktmatunog (914)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
In my experiences, I forgot where I place my things especially when it is already for a long time. Like, I'll keep my extra money in somewhere for example, clip it in one of my books... Then, after 2weeks, when I opened the book, I was soooo freaki' happy I still have money left! So weird huh?hehe But I experienced this many times. Because I tend to keep safe my money so I would not spend it, but on the other hand, I will be having a hard time looking for it!haha Coz I will really forget where I place it. I also experience forgetting some parts of the movies I watch even I just watched it 2 weeks ago, except for my favorite ones of course! =p I want to boost up my memory cause I really need this since I am just 25 years old! I think, the medicines I took since I was a child did this to me!! I am so sickly back then and I have taken lots and lots and kinds of kinds of antibiotics and medicines with side effects.How could I overcome this memory degeneration? =p
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
haha. yeah, it gives you happiness when you find those little important things! they are small but they are still important. Yeah, I would better do what you said. Thanks for the advice. Since I love reading nursing books, I came across some antibiotics really have those side effects. I forgot what was the generic name of that medicine. I totally don't remember all those medicines I took since my childhood years. I also think my mom has forgot it too. But I think, forgetfulness is also genetic/ hereditary. My mom also is forgetful but it is understandable for her age to be one.heheh I know some doctors and I'll try asking them.
@buenavida (7976)
• Sweden
6 Sep 10
I used to forget things much more in the past. Then I learned about what can help us. At least worth a try. Our brain needs fats. But not just any fat. They need to be good fats. And we need to avoid bad fats. I read the book of dr Joaquin Gonzales Aragón from Mexico, who has specialized on geriatric, and he thinks that we need the right fats to help our brain to perform optimally. According to him, when we get the right fats, our real personality will come up - so I am very curious what kind of person I am, now that I follow his recommendations.. Well, we have many good fats in the nature, as long as we don´t heat them. Nuts have great fats and so have many vegetables. Avocado is one and olives are great too. Many think that fish from cold waters boost their memory.. I guess we have to try what is good for us!!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
If we followed his instructions in our household we'd be bankrupt lol. Have you ever noticed it's far cheaper to follow a bad diet than a good one? Interesting concept though and I like your comment about being curious as to what kind of person you are. Excellent!
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@buenavida (7976)
• Sweden
6 Sep 10
Yes, I think that hamburgers and french fries and such things are a lot cheaper than many health products, but if we can grow our own veggies, it would help to save a great deal.. You can make a search with dr+joaquin+gonzales+aragon and you will find some interesting information. Some of it is in Spanish, but I saw something in English too. He is working with a network company, GNLD, and those who want to learn how to help their family and others get a lot of free education. Many like to eat their food supplements, because it is easier than change the whole diet. People are interested in health and we just need to tell them about this opportunity. When the network grows - if we don´t give up, it can be possible for us to earn extra and to get the food supplements for free after some time. I am going to test a product that is new for us in Sweden - Tré - that they have been working on for many years. You can read about it at www.gnld.com It is supposed to boost the brain too, but I will tell more when I have used it for a while.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
9 Sep 10
my memory is horrible because i dont sleep well so i tend to forget a lot of stuff.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Sep 10
Sorry to hear that. I have suffered from insomnia myself from time to time and it isn't very nice, so I do sympathise with you.
@lucas5 (459)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
8 Sep 10
I don't remember how memory is like now, but sometimes I remember things that happened a long time ago, but sometimes I can't remember what I was writing about, or I am watching TV, and I don't know what is going on. sorry, what is the question again?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Sep 10
You sound like my Mum!
• Canada
6 Sep 10
I still cant believe how much ironing you do in the UK. I have NEVER ironed a pair of jeans in my entire life!!! Back to memory......I work from home and I need a good memory so I dont mess up, but its strange since as soon as I stop working, its like my mind wants to rest and I will forget what I went downstairs for, have to go back up and stand in the kitchen and then "oh yeah" it hits me, so I go back downstairs to get it but will repeat what Im looking for all the way down the stairs lol. Lucky me, I only forget silly things, nothing major.........yet lol I do make lists though of what I want to do in a day. I dont think its my memory forgetting but me not wanting to remember it all HA!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
How do you get the creases out of your jeans if you don't iron them? I've done that..before going upstairs for a wee I think to myself, "I must get a new tea-towel out of the airing-cupboard" and 9 times out of 10 I forget..usually when I'm back downstairs in the kitchen with wet hands after washing up. Bugger!
• Malaysia
6 Sep 10
I am very bad at remembering people names man.. i mean if that person is someone whom i rather see everyday, its fine.. but after a couple of months down the line, i'll definitely tend to forget their names.. i also can easily lost track of things but unlike names, i can somehow manage to find them back.. so i could say that when you forget people names, they are not soon remembered.. all those talk about all memories remain inside the brain even if you forget them is a complete outright lie. at the very least, forgotten names have been completely erased!! so what do i do? well.. nothing much.. frankly, there aren't many opportunities to address someone name when actually talking to a person.. but obviously i feel sorry for that person who knows me but the conversation goes pretty smoothly most of the time.. still, talking to someone who you think you have absolutely no idea can be depressing at times..
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
I do sympathise as this happens to my hubby all the time! I've lost count of the times that he's spoken to someone in Town that acknowledges him first (by his name) then afterwards he'll say to me, "I've absolutely no idea who that was!"
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
I'm glad I'm still young hehehehe though I sometimes forgot things. Maybe I can just speak of my mother that seems to have short memory too. She often forgot where she put things like wallet, her watch or some of her personal stuff then became irate when she failed to see her things. As for her, maybe she got short term memory cause she doesn't got enough sleep say 6hours because she slept at 1AM then be up at 430AM then start to work then when got home failed to sleep cause she'll be busy doing household chores. I just read yesterday about tips for brain memory but i cant see it now on yahoo. Maybe this article would be of help: http://yahoo.net/tips/expect-to-keep-your-memory
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
The article isn't there my friend, but thanks for thinking about me, it's much appreciated.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
6 Sep 10
I have heard some problems similar to your problem, but forgetting about the sides of jeans whether to be streamed or streamed before? I don't think it's a short term memory loss.. Because, from the film, MEMENTO the things stay for atleast 15 mins .. But u are forgetting the next moment after streaming the first leg of the jeans and doing it again.. Have u concerned ur doctor? He might have some solution..
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
The reason I forget is that my mind wanders when I iron..always has done so this gets in the way of my ironing (if that makes sense) therefore I forget which sides of jeans I've done and which I haven't done. Luckily, with other garments I'm ok, why that is I don't know!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I have always seemed to have a rather sharp memory. Details stay with me. As i have gotten older, that hasn't seemed to change and i hope it never will. When we get older, our memories are what sustain us.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
Yes, we reminisce more don't we? My Uncle Joe is a paranoid schizophrenic and is on medication. He is lucid now and remembers stuff from way, way back that his sister (my Mum) had forgotten years ago.
@BarBaraPrz (19638)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Sep 10
I rarely iron jeans. I'm always slightly rumpled. It's a great time saver.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Sep 10
So how's your memory, which is what the question was?
• India
6 Sep 10
that would be the short term memory loss syndrome , could have asked mr. gajjini he is the master of that , and has solution too