May 16, 2016 7:50pm CST
I'm 51 years old, and soon to be 52 (June 8 is my birthday). I have noticed that I already have memory gaps. I easily become forgetful even on recent events. I know memories fade naturally as the years go by, and this is part of normal aging. But I wish, good memories will stay in my mind as I age. How about you?
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• United States
17 May 16
I taught for three decades and was always on top of everything until I retired. Retirement is unscheduled and I think my brain works better when I have a schedule. Retrieving little tidbits of unimportant information happens to me now and again which I think is due to things not being regimented. However, retirement is too much fun to have to follow a schedule.
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17 May 16
I am always a forgetful person, it doesn't matter what my age is. But I realize that if I pay more attention and stay focus, I will be able to remember and not forget easily. Sometimes I guess we might be just too busy with our life and many things to do, so we tend not to focus and hence we easily forget.
• Bacau, Romania
18 May 16
I'm 39 and I still have a great memory. I don't know how things will evolve during the next decades, but just like you said, when I start experiencing memory losses I hope that my mind will keep mostly good memories. I think that a general positive attitude in life might be helpful in this regard, but of course only time will tell if this is what will happen to me.
• Fairfield, Texas
17 May 16
I'm 65 and have 'brain farts' occasionally @Macarrosel but at 51 (almost 52), there could be another issue for you. Not to scare you but does Dementia or Alzheimer's run in the family? If not, it could be you are just lacking in certain vitamins that feed the brain energy, like: B6, B12, ginkgo biloba, omega -3 fatty acids and herbal supplements. Another thing to do is do cross-word puzzles or any kind of 'brain' game.