I 've Been Noticing Short Term Memory Loss

I am in my 50's and can recite the opening narrative to the Christopher Reeves Superman TV show. I'm also very quick with very odd poems from the late 50's including the entire book "Madeline". Is it no wonder I have to keep to one password for everything and write that down? I rock at Trivia Pursuit Baby Boomers, coming up with facts I thought I had no knowledge of. Ask me what was on the grocery list I wrote less than 4 hours ago and I go blank. There just isn't any more room. I need a delete button or at least be able to compact files or maybe defrag my brain. Yet, with the internet I create more havoc for my mind to sort through. An odd fact or comment pops up on TV and I have to hunt it down. Forget the show. I'm in wonderland learning about some reference an actor made. Sugar Maple leaves turning upwards before rain. Missed the end of that movie. Ahhh but the mind is a wonderful thing why clutter it with numbers, dates and short term lists.    
mflatham mflatham
56-60, F
2 Responses May 20, 2007

I think we choose to remember facts of interest and boring mundane things just slip away. Writing things down can help.

We are a bit alike in this area too. I love the net because if I have a question I can do a search - only problem is - I'm like a puppy dog with every search comes a new puppy dog trail to follow and sniff!