Forgetful.. is there any cure or practice to delay this? Help..

Canada
November 5, 2012 10:06pm CST
I start to become so forgetful. I frequently forget what to buy when I go to gorcery store. Now I have to make shopping list. In a few seconds, I can forget what I am about to do. For example, I once want to take eraser from the office supplies room. Then I walked out to the hall, I already forget what I want to do, and come back to my desk. Few instance, I get into the car, then I went backward, but then I don't know where do I want to go. If my kids are in the car, then I ask my kids where do we want to go. I forget where I put stuffs so many times. I start to forget my work and schedule, what do I supposed to do and when. I have to keep setting reminder. I went to naturopathic doctor, and he only suggest me to eat ginkgobiloba. My family doctor doesn't even feel it is a problem, and just let it go. Is there any therapy to delay this? Is this the sign of alzheimer? Some people say that my brain have to keep active. I am an accountant, my brain is always working. Other people say, that I am too much of a thinking, have to relax a bit. Which one is correct?
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@pecito (304)
• Bulgaria
6 Nov 12
Probably you are just absent-minded because you think about many things at the same time and this prevents you from being focused. Anyways, I heard that solving crosswords and playing sudoku games really helps training the brain. I also use luminosity.com which offers interactive games as a way of improving my mental skills and abilities. I think that we need to constantly train ourselves so that the brain doesn't get lazy.
• Canada
7 Nov 12
What is your experience with luminosity? I just finished a 3 day trial period and still thinking whether I should continue or not. Is the game quite a lot? Or just repeating? There is a montly fee for luminosity.
@pecito (304)
• Bulgaria
8 Nov 12
The full version has a fee but I use the free training session and I think it helps quite a lot for keeping me focused. Since it has different types of exercises it helps me remember figures, do sums, etc. But yes, the exercises in the free session repeat themselves.
• Canada
13 Nov 12
I wonder how many varieties of exercise for the paid version. I like the free session. I am still thinking whether to buy for the paid version for a couple of months just to see how it does.
@allknowing (70695)
• India
6 Nov 12
The corollary of this topic is that you are getting old. Right? If so then you better accept it. If not there are several ways in which you can activate your brain to help you remember You may be an Accountant but most of the calculations are done these days by the computer. You need to keep your brain active by actually doing those calculations sometimes, do cross words and play some memory games. Good Luck.
• Canada
6 Nov 12
Sorry, but not everything is done by computer. We have to think how to do it, computer is just a tool to perform. I am an analyst, so I do financial analysis all the time, using my brain. I also help my kids with Math, a high school Math, not elementary one. I don't do cross words, but I play Sudoku, puzzles, and some other games in my tablet. It's true that this is part of getting old, but I don't want to get deteriorated so fast. I feel like in the past year, this memory problem is deteriorating so quickly. There is always an incidence where I forget almost everyday now. This is why I worry.
@allknowing (70695)
• India
6 Nov 12
You then need a different approach. I did some search for you and found this interesting link http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/guide/forgetfulness-not-always-what-you-think Hope you will find it useful.
• Canada
7 Nov 12
Thank you! I will do some more research about this.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
I think if the forgetfulness is a chronic issue, that could be dementia, worse is alzheimer, but you need to check it with your doctor, a thorough assessment and diagnostics should be made before making a diagnosis of alzheimer. I'm for one, forget about things, names of people and corollate it with their faces, stuff like that. Causes? may be hereditary, it runs in the blood, maybe caused by trauma, or a complication of another disease. Some researchers say that we need to have an active brain. a suduku game if we are idle will do and other mental stuff. I hope I can have more time to have mental exercises just to sharpen my memory one way or the other. Thanks
• Canada
7 Nov 12
Name of people, I forgot all the time, easily. TV actor/actresses that play in my favorite TV show, I also forget. My doctor say it's fine. She doesn't really care, everty thing is ok, like it's just part of old age. I am just in my mid 40s, is it normal?
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
8 Mar 13
You need to focus and not take things lightly and also do proper medication,eat spinach each day to get memory back
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
There other causes of forgetfulness aside from Alzheimer's Disease and old age. We may forget because we are thinking of many things. The way I see it, you have many things in your mind that is why you easily forget. I guess you're still young. You must maintain a sort of a reminder or list on what you are going to do.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
As we age, there could be a depletion of certain vitamins and minerals in our system that could lead to failure or decrease in functioning of certain parts of our body. Incidence and prevalence of memory problems varies and depends on the type. B vitamins are essential for memory. Folic acid (known as folate in food sources) decreases the amount of homocysteine in the bloodstream. Homocysteine is a harmful toxic amino acid that may damage brain cells, contributing to cognitive decline and memory loss. The best food sources of folate are green, leafy vegetables and legumes. Orange juice, fortified breads and cereals are rich in folic acid. The synthetic version of this vitamin (folic acid) is absorbed at 1.7 times the rate of naturally occurring folate. Vitamins B6 and B12 help produce red blood cells which carry oxygen to the brain (essential for optimal function). Good food sources of Vitamins B6 and B12 include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, potatoes, some green, leafy vegetables and fortified cereals.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Nov 12
I am also forgetful friend. What I would do is that I always keep a list of the things I have to do. I always have a notebook wherever I go so that if anything that I need to remember such as names, dates, etc. I can just take a note and I would just refer back to my notes when I need it. Focus is also very important. If we want to remember something, concentrate on it every time so that we may not forget it. Have a nice day!
@prashu228 (25501)
• India
6 Nov 12
hi, it happens with every one i feel. I am not getting old, i am still young, but i too forget about the things which is to buy from the shop. I make a list before hand so that it will be easy to handle.