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SENIOR MOMENTS: WHEN IT’S OKAY TO FORGET

Jul 25th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Ordinary forgetfulness is not a disease. It is just what it says, ordinary. Becoming disgruntled over a temporary loss of memory is an unnecessary fret. Most of us, as we age, have a tendency to some forgetfulness. We misplace an item, we can’t bring up the right word, a name eludes us. All of these are quite predictable and do seem to increase in frequency as we grow older.

However, the tendency is not indicative of our coming down with something.

Lost keys, a misplaced wallet, a forgotten address don’t suggest a need for a major cat scan or full fledged examination. It may just be an indication of misplaced priorities, in which the simple every day