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Can forgetfulness be cured or I should just ignore it?

  1. elvit profile image57
    elvitposted 7 years ago

    Can forgetfulness be cured or I should just ignore it?

  2. Smaridge01 profile image77
    Smaridge01posted 7 years ago

    I think that you can probably 'train' yourself to be less forgetful, with exercises that help you remember things better. In general, the accepted wisdom seems to indicate that reading and learning new things exercises the brain in ways that help the memory.

    On the other hand, as we age, there seems to be a point where even those exercises cannot completely prevent forgetfulness.

  3. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 7 years ago

    I believe there are exercises you can do to sharpen your memory. There are also foods that can help keep your brain sharp.

  4. Dynicky profile image58
    Dynickyposted 7 years ago

    yes it can.  You shouldn't ignore it.  If you are into natural supplements there is one called Gingko B.  You can find it at your local health food store or even target or walmart!

    Good luck!

  5. Kindacrazy profile image58
    Kindacrazyposted 7 years ago

    There are degrees of forgetfulness.  Are you just forgetting where you put your keys, are you misplacing things, are you forgetting where you parked your car, are you forgetting why you went into another room?  The reason I am asking is because I have two in-laws that suffered from alzheimer's disease.  Minor forgetfulness is common.  On the other hand, some of the sympoms that they experienced were obvious. Driving on the wrong side of the road, putting a car in reverse instead of drive, not being able to pay bills or not being able to write a check, forgetting to dress, incontinence, leaving water running.  These are just a "few" of the things we experienced.  If you are truly concerned, talk to your doctor, they can do some testing.

  6. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    I've had short term memory loss for as long as I can remember.

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    Brittany Humphreyposted 7 years ago

    Well it definitely shouldn't ignore it. It should try to do little things like write little notes to yourself to help you remember certain things.

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    Forgetfulness can be improved in many people.  It requires work.

    Many people suffer from some level of ADD (attention deficit disorder) and those people will have more problems remembering simply because they didn't pay attention in the first place.

    I expect practicing yoga and meditation might help ADD sufferers but, if they're like me and lazy... I'm about as lazy as it gets, then shorter faster solutions are in order.

    The best memory jolter is trying to remember by association.  You have to consciously tell yourself you want to remember whatever at the time you are exposed to it and think up something as a reminder tool... this takes practice.

    Recalling events is hard to do unless you were affected emotionally by the event.  But, like the memory jogging technique, it requires a conscious decision to want to remember and you have to look for some kind of memory jogger to help you out.  For instance the person may be wearing a red dress, or a pink tie, or something.  Try to impress that little detail in your mind at the time.  Then when you next try to remember the person that little detail may come to mind.  Then the rest will start flowing.

    So... the short answer is some people are just plain forgetful and others have a natural ability to remember.  Likely because they paid more attention to detail at the time.

    Guess that sucked didn't it.  Now all you have to remember is it sucked and you'll remember me.

  9. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    If you are just forgetting little things like where you put your keys or where you parked your car, then that is quite normal. Lots of people, including myself, forget where we had put our keys or parked our car.  But if your forgetfulness become hazardous to your health, like forgetting to turn off the stove, or forgetting you are cooking, forgetting to take your medication, I think you should see your doctor for help. 

    There is no cure for dementia, but you can do some exercises for the brain to slow down your forgetfulness progression.  I do a lot of reading and word puzzles.. I love word games.

    I hope this help a little.

    Rosie

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    OnlyDGHposted 7 years ago

    I think everybody can experience forgetfulness.  I would recommend writing things down in a notebook or agenda book that way  if you do forget, you are not completely helpless!

  11. FloBe profile image81
    FloBeposted 7 years ago

    Forgetfulness can come for many reasons and you can do brain exercises to improve brain function and memory. There are free games on the Internet geared to just that. There are also games for Nintendo DS that are called Brain Age which help to train your brain and help it develop new neurotransmitters so that you can increase the ability to remember and think more quickly. Scientific evidence in cognitive research shows that no matter how old you are, you can retrain your brain to regain its functionality.

  12. C.V.Rajan profile image79
    C.V.Rajanposted 7 years ago

    Oh! You want a cure for forgetfulenss? Just forget it!

  13. justom profile image69
    justomposted 7 years ago

    I had a really good answer.........but I forget what it was:-) very funny Mick!!

 
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