Bad Memory

@redurnet (1392)
United Kingdom
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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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Feb 17
I'm nearly double your age and have memory problems but I didn't have them at your age.
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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 17
I've been getting a few comments from older people who find it surprising that I'm more forgetful than them!
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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Feb 17
@redurnet Maybe you just have too much on your mind and too much going on in your life.
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@slayer08 (2363)
• Philippines
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.
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@louievill (18399)
• Philippines
4 Feb 17
Try eating brain foods, might help
Want to keep your mind sharp and nourished? Here are 10 highly effective brain foods that improve memory, mood, concentration, and overall clarity.
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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 17
Good idea. I often think about eating foods that are good for the heart but I have never targeted brain foods before.
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@louievill (18399)
• Philippines
5 Feb 17
@redurnet you might also want to consult your doctor about natural products like this one or similar to it. This one is quite popular here in the Philippines
Davenben is a distributor of safe, effective, and affordable ayurvedic-based health products made from the extracts of medicinal plants and herbs.
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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb 17
@louievill Thank you for this advice.
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@slayer08 (2363)
• Philippines
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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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 17
Thank you, this seems like good advice. I do think that my anxiety might be a big cause.
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@slayer08 (2363)
• Philippines
24 Feb 17
@redurnet it could be and it's paralyzing for some people but then if ypu are suffering from it I hope you'll be able to cope well.
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@allknowing (63363)
• India
4 Feb 17
I am a senior but not as bad as some seniors I know are. There are ways one can enhance one's memory such as playing memory games or even eating - I am told almonds could help.
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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 17
Thanks for the advice, my mother told me she does crosswords and maths problems every day to keep her mind sharp. I think memory games sounds like a good idea.I'll try it and see if it helps.
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@allknowing (63363)
• India
4 Feb 17
@redurnet I play them often. There are memory card games too. You could download them. They are free.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
9 Feb 17
Maybe you need to take medicines to improve your memory
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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
thank you, I have started to consider my options.
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• United States
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
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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
6 Feb 17
Hi, yes, I have seen this in my local health food store but I have never used it before. I wasn't sure what the benefits were but now I know I will have a look at it, thank you.
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@pureme (1475)
4 Feb 17
It's serious, talk to the doctor
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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 17
Thanks for the advice.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
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.
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@redurnet (1392)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 17
Thanks, I have never seen a doctor about it. I will see if it gets any worse.
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