Poor memory.

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Milzy, 23 Feb 2018.

  1. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    I have been more forgetful over the past 2 years. Could this be due to anxiety and tiredness or should I get a dimentia test?
    Also does anybody take nootropics style tablets to boost Brain function?
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  2. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Don't know about dementia or the tablets, but I always felt I had a really good memory up until a couple of years ago. Since then had a fair bit of worry and stress about elderly dad and step mum. I'm sure being constantly up tight and stressed has affected me so might be something in that.
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  3. MikeG

    MikeG Guru

    Senior moment. Everyone has them when you become...........erm.........senior.
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  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Could certainly stress related

    See your GP
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  5. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    My memory was bad and it returned when I stopped taking statins (under medical supervision, for other reasons).

    Took Q10 for a while which helped but not enough to overcome the effects of the toxic fungus fermentation product.
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  6. oldwheels

    oldwheels Über Member

    My memory for people’s names has got bad but many others younger than me also report this. Generally not too bad but often forget briefly what it was I went to fetch from another room.
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  7. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    East Sussex
    Many years ago, when I was working as a reporter on a newspaper in
    Australia, I was assigned to do a story on Alzheimer’s Week - one of those awareness kinds of stories. I arranged to interview some top neurologist at the Alzheimer’s society headquarters. I telephoned for a cab and when the guard downstairs phoned to tell me it had arrived I trotted downstairs, notebook in hand, to go off and do my story. I hopped in the cab and when the driver looked over his shoulder and asked me - where to? - I stared blankly at him. I had forgotten the address of the Alzheimer’s Society and had to run back upstairs to get it....
  8. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I cant remember if my memory has started to suffer or not...
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  9. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    At around 50 I noticed i became quite forgetful but only occasionally. It bugged me...I was talking to a female colleague about it, she a bit older than me and she immediately agreed...yep, same for me.
    It passed for the most part, memory wise I feel I'm back to where I was..and it was never brilliant anyway.
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  10. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    People worry a lot about things that are everyday normal.

    People like me anyway.

    Nobody’s memory is very good, or as good as they imagine. Plus people only remember things that are important in some way.

    Be honest for a second, do you really care what people are called? Unless you’re hearing/using their name a lot why would your brain store it?

    By all means talk to a GP, but it’s often nothing to worry about, and worrying makes it worse anyway.
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  11. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Once you forget how good your memory used to be, you're fine.
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  12. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Memory is in general, terrible. There are techniques to improve, but they require a lot of effort.
  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    There is no test for Alzheimers
  14. Duffy

    Duffy Active Member

    What was the question????????

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  15. Lozz360

    Lozz360 Senior Member

    There is a simple test that your GP will do which can indicate possible Alzheimers. As the OP is clearly concerned he should probably make an appointment.
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