Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you went in there?
• New Zealand
20 Feb 07
If its a gradual thing with ageing that is one thing. Doing things like crosswords and brain teasers that exercise the brain may help. Also brain power boosting herbs like gingko biloba etc may be worth a try. But if its something that you have noticed all of a sudden or you can put a pretty specific time frame to then I believe its worth investigating. Have you had dental work lately? Old amalgam fillings taken out? New ones put in? There have been studies which show a link between mercury and alzheimers. So perhaps a detox may be something you should look into to clear your body of toxic substances.If you are a woman(iron is also important to young children and teenagers)then you have to watch your iron intake.Low iron and also low B vitamins especially B12 can cause a host of problems including poor concentration and poor short term memory! Taking supplements of essential fatty acids(such as those found in fish oil, evening primrose oil, blackcurrant oil and flaxseed oil)has been shown to help with concentration and those suffering from ADHD not to mention making your skin lovely.(great for eczema sufferers!)
• United States
20 Feb 07
It happens to everyone usually because you are distracted by thinking about other things. However, as one ages, the short-term memory diminishes and unless you have a disease like Alzheimers your long term memory is unaffected. That is why Aunt Alice can remember her childhood like it was yesterday and can't remember where she laid her glasses down five minutes ago. Memory is like anything else you do, it takes concentration and paying attention.
19 Feb 07
it happeend to me very often... some times i enter the room to grab something and wheni enter int he room i stand there for miutes to recall why i am here and when i goes back in the middle of the way i recalled why i was there... sometimes during cooking i open the fridge and think for a while to coem to know why i open it... i really feel ashamed of my abscent mindedness.