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I am losing what little I've got left....

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    I am losing what little I've got left....

    and that is memory. Last night a friend of mine called asking me if I remembered how to use her scanner. I asked her if she was talking about the one that is like mine and she responded with, "No, it's the new one". I asked her, "You have a new one" and she came back with, "Yes, you went with me just last month and then you installed it for me". I could not remember that at all. I thought she had me mixed up with someone else. But, the more we talked; some of it started coming back to me.



    This was a little bit before 9:00 and I had gone to bed to watch TV so I could "thaw out" as I told her because you can't watch TV in my living room without a vent behind you blowing out cold air this time of the year and it was blowing frequently. When she called, I was sleepy but I didn't think I was that sleepy. She has called asking for help many times before and this has never happened until last night. This had bothered me since then. Has this happened to you?

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    Yes, absolutely...very similar , and it worries me too.

    Both my daughter and husband will say exactly that kind of statement, and I have no recollection, until they go into great detail..and even then sometimes I'll tell them they've got me mixed up with someone else..that it wasn't me etc..I just can't recall it..

    They get extremely frustrated with me at times..especially my daughter.. and it does worry me a lot, although tbf I've never had the greatest memory. I can remember things from years ago... but things like you describe of late just disappear from my memory even if it was only weeks ago..

    People joke about going upstairs and forgetting what i went up for, or where did I put my specs etc...but it's more serious than that tbh.

    I'm a very good driver, always have been, never had a ticket etc...and everyone calls me the Human sat nav because I never get lost, don't need a map or Satnav ( although I have the latter)... but just 2 days ago I was driving in a strange town , I took a turn on what had been a one way road all the way along , and was faced with a fork in the road leading to a roundabout. I thought the fork was leading left and right directions (one way) which they often do here.. and I took the right fork, only for my husband to shout..Get over you're on the wrong side of the road!!!!!...and I was ...it wasn't a one way split fork, it was 2 way and only by the grace of God did I not have a head on collision... although plenty of horns blaring!!

    I keep everything important written in a Diary now and on a chalkboard in the kitchen

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    Amyloid Plaque -- REDUCE THIS PLAQUE

    http://www.raysahelian.com/amyloid.html

    I work with Grape Seed Extract and have read about Coconut Oil and reducing Amyloid Plaque...read Dr. Mary Newport's info on CO use with her husband and Alzheimers.

    Get rid of aluminum pots/pans...I did years ago...even foil.


    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0617165716.htm

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    I don't and never have had any aluminium pots or pans... and I'm allergic to coconut in all it's forms . I changed from using baking foil to Greaseproof baking paper a couple of years back..

    I'll go and have a read of your link JIH

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    Since I made this post this morning, I looked up depression and memory loss because I have been depressed lately. It stated that depression does cause short term memory loss and then it went on to list other symptoms of depression. I have been noticing several of those symptoms lately so that could be part of it also.

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    I'm adamant about magnesium and there is a lot of info on Deficiency in our population. Mag is important too for heart and depression and so so much.

    http://www.mgwater.com/dur16.shtml

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    I was thinking that too aprilsun...because since I took early retirement 10 months ago my health has been bad and I've been hospitalised several times for physical ailments , and it's caused me to feel really at a low par.. , and I wondered if that might be the reason for my lack of memory ..although I don't think it's all of it.. ..

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    I was born with nothing....and I still have most of it left.
    If we're ever in a situation where I am "the voice of reason", then we are in a very, very bad situation.

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    I know many older people who play a LOT of bridge and their minds are sharp. My friend just died at 95 and she was sharp as a tack. She played a lot of bridge....the memory card game. I played a lot of bridge and due to a nasty knee issue I've had to give it up, can't sit for hours at bridge table and gave up driving. But I believe the supplements are VITAL....

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    Lack of sleep or too much sugar is a big part of short term memory loss too I think. Exercise, water, and eating your greens everyday helps.

    When my daughter was living with me for 4 months recently, I said to her, "I keep forgetting things". She replied, "Yes, it's alarming even. Not too long ago you weren't like this". I asked my doctor so she had me draw the hands of a clock to say 7:40 on a piece of paper. I had no problem so she said I'm fine.

    I still felt bad a few days later about my daughter saying my memory was "alarming even" so I told her when I got home that it made me feel bad. My daughter replied, "I never said that to you." I laughed and said, "Well, aren't we a pair"
    "Nothing is so Kingly as Kindness, and nothing so Royal as Truth"

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    Here is a lot of good info from Life Extension on keeping the mind:

    http://www.lifeextension.com/magazin...eimers/page-02

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