Once again, because no one asked what I thought, I felt obligated to offer this thought before I forget it. Bobby Tony
I am getting increasingly convinced that the first thing in memory retention is to make a decision that you want to remember something. Then you have to have an interest other than just wanting to remember. Third is to assign a priority of importance.
Have you ever noticed how older people seem to always be lost in thought? Are they really out of touch or do they just find the current topic of discussion boring. I have done some research on this in my favorite source of all things true.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11
If you really want to get an old person to pay attention, perhaps you should talk about the good ole days before computers, smart phones and the internet. Back then, you actually had to talk to each other.
I have a new evolving theory (not entirely based on fact or research) that older people don't really lose their short term memory but they become less interested in minor points of daily life. By the time we reach old age we are operating for the most part on habit. Making coffee in the morning is not a brain drain for the most part when we forget if we actually put coffee in the filter. Absent an actual diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's it may be that we just don't place a priority on certain things.
After all after about seventy years of life, does anyone really find it interesting to make coffee anymore.
Now I know that some of you require more than just a bible verse to confirm a theory. Here is an extract for those who doubt my authentic take on the facts..
As you grow older, you experience physiological changes that can cause glitches in brain functions you’ve always taken for granted. It takes longer to learn and recall information. You’re not as quick as you used to be. In fact, you may mistake this slowing of your mental processes for true memory loss. But in most cases, if you give yourself time, the information will come to mind. So, while it’s true that certain brain changes are inevitable when it comes to aging, major memory problems are not one of them. That’s why it’s important to know the difference between normal age-related forgetfulness and the symptoms that may indicate a developing cognitive problem.
One of the smartest people I have ever known, knew when to shut up. I'm Still working on that.
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