February 4, 2017 3:12am CST
I'm only 38 but I'm worried because I have a really bad memory. I will literally forget something someone just said to me five minutes before. Sometimes I'm asked to do favours for people like go to the shop and I'll get there and have no idea what I am supposed to be looking for! I've always had a problem with memory because I suffer from anxiety and in the past I used to have a 'mind freeze' when my anxiety kicked in. I'd do badly in exams. I'd forget everything inside the exam room and once I got out the door it would all come back to me. Now my anxiety doesn't seem as bad but my memory is bad all the time! I don't think at 38 it could be a real problem but I am starting to worry what I'll be like when I'm much older. Anyone else have similar problems?
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23 Feb 17
My grandad is 89 and he is sharp. He's memory is awesom, he converse really well. He is unlike other seniors who are often confused and talk about stuff unrelated to what's asked. I wish I'll be that way when I get older, unfortunately, I think I got my forgetfulness from my grandmother's side. She suffered from alzheimers and dementia beforw dying 2 yrs ago and had amnesia when she was in her 40's due to stress.
5 Feb 17
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23 Feb 17
I do when I'm all stressed out or anxious other times, I do just fine. Maybe you are too. Listen to music often since it stimulates the brain, or do crossword puzzles, and read a lot. Maybe those will help, it sure helped me and I've been experiencing that since I was young.
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6 Feb 17
When I feel I am striving harder to seek answers for stuff I have not thought about in years, yet I know it is categorized somewhere in my brain, I back track as well as supplement memory retention and cognitive improvement with something called gingko biloba. Have you heard of this @redurnet ? and hello btw
4 Feb 17
I'll be turning 39 in a couple of days and I have had surgeries in the past where I went through general anesthetic and was told that i'd be forgetful as its side effects. But I'm not that forgetful and in fact I have really good memories of important things. Have you seen a neuro? Brain specialists might have a solution for your problem.