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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:54 pm

So, I've started thinking about my forgetfullness. Its very frequent and complete, not just senior moments. And its a little concering.

I leave debit cards in machines, cash in cashpoints (eg £50 a week ago). I lose decent wallets, pens, glasses.
I leave the front door wide open and go to town.
I set off to work and leave lunch in the fridge.
I write lists and forget to read them.
I offered to get my wife some tea. On the way to the car I stopped in my garage. My wife came looking for me 1 hr later. I'd completely forgot about tea.
On Sunday I put my wallet in the glovebox, went out for the day, and for the life of me couldn't remember where I put it. Not until that night.
Tonight I started carrying a pad. After an hour I not only forgot where i put it, I'd forgotten I had one. - Honest.

So, are there any foods, drinks (eg green tea etc etc ) exercises, mind games that I can / should be doing to stop this.

I'm 54 and a senior project manager, bizarrely, good at my job but doesn't translate to similar standard outside of work


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:11 pm

We've seen you drive Mike, you're a 'lost ' cause... :lol:


And you expected sympathy or empathy on here?? :mrgreen:


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Post by Miles Burnett » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:16 pm

Perhaps because you are good at your job you sometimes have a lot on your mind, that is often a reason. A few years back I stopped at a petrol station , put in £20 of fuel , got into the car and continued on my way to work. It was only when I went to buy a sandwich for lunch that I realised I was £20 richer than I should have been! I phoned the garage and called in on the way home🙄😳



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Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:56 am

CNHSS1 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:11 pm
We've seen you drive Mike, you're a 'lost ' cause... :lol:

And you expected sympathy or empathy on here?? :mrgreen:
Craig?? Craig ??

Who's Craig again. Do we know each other ???

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:31 am

Sounds you may have a bit too much on your plate.

Time to take a break and have a look at what you really want. (racing Scimitars of course :D )


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Post by philhoward » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:33 am

I think Erik is right - I forget to do mundane tasks like put the bins out (or rather what day it is) when work is hectic.


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Post by mark rudder » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:00 am

Thanks mate, I feel a lot better now knowing others are like this.
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Post by philynnbob » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:22 am

Both myself and wife was convinced yesterday was Sunday until the evening :shock:



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Post by GeoffTE » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:31 am

Can't see what the problem is Mike, seems perfectly normal to me :mrgreen:


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Post by Oldconn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:55 am

If you were 18 instead of 50something, I would say you're in love! :lol:


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Post by scimmy_man » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:19 am

we went away for the weekend

20 mles away i was thinking "did I lock the door?"
rang next door, it was wide open and unlocked.


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Post by cannonball » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 pm

Maybe your work is giving you too much stress which you have become accustomed to over the years and you have not noticed it build up. Take a break and go for a long relaxing walk.
One day i went upstairs for something and forgot what i went for, another day i was filling the car and watching the numbers rattling up when i looked at the filler i realised i was pumping petrol instead of diesel, going into town to buy stuff and forgetting when sidetracked, yep, all quite normal.



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Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:49 pm

cannonball wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Maybe your work is giving you too much stress which you have become accustomed to over the years and you have not noticed it build up.

One day i went upstairs for something and forgot what i went for, a yep, all quite normal.
folks it's called 'Auld Timers Disease' up this neck of woods, perfectly normal for folks of a certain age .. . . .


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Post by cannonball » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:34 pm

Two things about getting old,

1. Loosing your memory,
2. Can't remember the other one.



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:50 pm

B@gg@r Mikey. I've just fired up the other active brain cell t' post on 'ere an' I can't remember why😜



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