Posts Tagged ‘ coping with forgetfulness ’


Apr 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In the very middle of what seems like a stimulating and provocative conversation, a thought occurs. Someone else, however, is speaking. By the time they finish, the thought is lost, gone, completely off the screen. Someone says, “Jerry, you had something to add?” “No,”comes the reply. “It doesn’t matter now.”

Refusing to admit that the thought has flown, some clumsy excuse or embarrassing admission of its loss is about all one can do. When that experience becomes more frequent and the forgotten idea or comment occurs more frequently, one becomes aware that it is time to acquire another strategy or choose to participate less in conversational interchange. The latter is likely to be noticed, particularly if you have been known to be an active and astute participant. When one retreats to less and less contributions, others may pick up the slack, without noticing. Someone, however, may eventually call attention to your reticence