Memory Gap

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Philippines
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
Stress can also be a big factor in memory loss. It worries me more than normal. My mother has Alzheimer's. I worry that one day I could be walking in her shoes.
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• Philippines
17 May 16
Yeah, anxiety and stress are some of the factors of memory loss. I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I hope you won't follow her footstep for suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
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• United States
17 May 16
@Macarrosel thank you!
@magallon (18101)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Aging: its the reality that we can't avoid.Goes with it is forgetfulness or memory gap. Some causes of it are stress, anxiety and depression. I am also experiencing that now.
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• Philippines
17 May 16
You're right, anxiety, stress and depression are the keys of being forgetful. I tried to avoid them but sometimes I can't that's why I have memory gaps now. Thanks Cristy.
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@magallon (18101)
• Philippines
18 May 16
@Macarrosel .. you're welcome.
@Lucky15 (33754)
• Philippines
17 May 16
I have few now ;( aging
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• Philippines
17 May 16
Really? But you're still young. Anyway, thanks Reine.
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@Corbin5 (109340)
• 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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• Philippines
17 May 16
Yeah, you're right, retirement is really good. I'm also retired now. Thanks Deborah for sharing your thoughts here.
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@MGjhaud (20697)
• Philippines
17 May 16
i think it happens to all of us. it's just a bit worse for some. i started young when it comes to forgetting things and it made me an organized person.
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• Philippines
17 May 16
Yeah, you're right and I am one of those who suffered worse of being forgetful. Well, I already take some nutritional supplements to minimize my memory loss.
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@MGjhaud (20697)
• Philippines
17 May 16
i hope its helping
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• Philippines
17 May 16
@MGjhaud yeah, I really hope it's effective.
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@zarlamain (25137)
• United States
5 Jun 16
I am in my 30s and am very forgetful.
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• Philippines
5 Jun 16
Really? When I was your age my memory is so sharp but sadly it's almost gone now,
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@zarlamain (25137)
• United States
5 Jun 16
@Macarrosel Stress and memory are interrelated. I am stressed out from work which in turn causes my memory to have gaps.
@sol_cee (15824)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 May 16
What's your name? Give me an answer now! lol Just sleep tight. Only carabaos grow old.
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• Philippines
17 May 16
Yeah, carabaos grow old but maybe they don't have memory gaps like me . Asking for my name? Oh, what is my name? OMG! I don't remember my name . Thanks Sol for dropping by here.
@sol_cee (15824)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 May 16
@Macarrosel how'd you know they don't have memory gaps? We never can tell. lol
• United States
17 May 16
I can still remember long term, it is the short term I am beginning to struggle with now. You know where you go into a room for something and then can't remember what? I totally hate that feeling.
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• Philippines
17 May 16
Oh, I can relate with that often and seems I'm used to it hahaha. Thanks Carmela.
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• Preston, England
17 May 16
I have a memory like a sieve much of the time.
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• Philippines
17 May 16
And that's part of aging. Thanks Arthur.
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@kaka135 (14055)
• Malaysia
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.
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• Philippines
17 May 16
You have a good point there. Maybe due too many things to think of that's why we forget the rest.
• Japan
17 May 16
I have always had some memory gaps, and I'm not sure if it's getting worse or just that I notice them more!
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• Philippines
17 May 16
Me too, I noticed that it getting worse that's why I take some nutritional supplements for better memory. I hope it helps.
@Yar_Joey (3296)
• Philippines
17 May 16
Not for me yet. I am 35 years old and I am not forgetful.
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• Philippines
17 May 16
That great and you're lucky. Well, when I was your age and I was still working, I was not forgetful too.
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@wiLLmaH (8232)
• Singapore, Singapore
17 May 16
Advance Happy Birthday po! Me I am always forgetting things at the young age of 30. Why? because I want to :) Things that do not deserved a space on my head is gone within 5 seconds. hehe
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• Philippines
17 May 16
Yeah, we have to do that sometimes. Forgetting bad things that happen in our life. I did that too. Thanks Wilmah.
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@sugartoes (41159)
• Greencastle, Indiana
17 May 16
I'm 58 yrs old & I have my moments too but I have times when I don't forget a lot either so it about averages out the more I forget the more I remember ha ha ha
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• Philippines
17 May 16
I also hope to be just even that way when I reach your age. Not total loss of memory.
• Philippines
17 May 16
I think that's one of the secondary reason why I'm eating more vegetables now so that I can improve my memories. At my age of 32 can't you believe that I can be forgetful sometimes.
• Philippines
17 May 16
Oh, you're too young to have memory gaps too. When I was your age and I was still working, I didn't have any problem of being forgetful. My mind was very sharp that time.
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jun 16
i have had what I call senior moments where I forgot something only to remember it an hour later at least I do not have dementia of Alzheimer disease so Im very grateful for that.
@polaris77 (2031)
• 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.
@DianneN (79896)
• United States
17 May 16
You are still quite young in the grand scheme of things. I think it is quite normal for our memory to slow down the older we get. I often forget the names of actors and books that I've read.
@nanette64 (17682)
• 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.
@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
17 May 16
What was the question???: LOL yea happens to the best of us I am almost 58 so I do know what you mean.