It’s probably not dementia

November 4, 2015


Have you ever entered a room and forgotten why you’re there?

When was the last time you forgot where you parked your car when grocery shopping?

What’s the last important thing that you misplaced and when did you “lose” it?

It’s frustrating, isn’t it?  If you’re of a certain age, this happens to you a lot, I’d guess. And if you’re not, I’ll bet it happens to one of your parents or grandparents, if not both.

When your memory seems to have a little hole in it, I’ll bet you get a bit anxious because you think  you have the start of a dementia, right?

Is it dementia? Well, probably  not. It’s normal aging for most of us, as I discovered in a recent interview.

Today, on Senior Planet, the ever-incisive and practical Ruth Curran gives us all ways we can cope with these memory lapses–and even prevent them. That’s right, prevent them.  And guess what? Her techniques work! I know this, because I use them. And so does my husband. In fact, he used one yesterday morning.

I hope you’ll visit the Q&A here, and comment over at Senior Planet, share or both. If you’re not a senior, I hope you’ll send this link to seniors you know and love.

Ruth is one of my dearest friends, and I am so glad she’s sharing these life-enhancing techniques with the rest of us. There’s no need to live in fear and anxiety. And, there are ways to prevent those little memory blips.

Please help me (and her) spread the word.

19 comments on “It’s probably not dementia
  1. Yay, Ruth, for her great information. And Yay, Carol, for helping to get her message out! Off to tweet.

  2. Oh yes, I’ve done that – usually when I’ve got too much on the go and feeling frazzled. I’ll check out your link – thanks.

  3. You’re talking about one of the dearest people on the planet, as well as the brightest and most knowledgeable ones about all things on brain health. She is a treasure for us all and I am thrilled she’s on Senior Planet. Thanks for the shout-out, Carol!

  4. my dad has advanced dementia and I must admit to freaking out a little when I forget something – then I remind myself that his was lifestyle generated – not genetic (hopefully!) I’ll be checking out those tips.

  5. Roz Warren says:

    Great piece! I posted a comment on site. Nice to see that you’ve landed on Senior Planet. One of my favorite places to write for.

  6. Thank you for the interview and the great tips…I left a comment over there, as well 🙂

  7. Aishwarya S says:

    This happens a lot with me and I’m just 21! I really need to change my lifestyle habits. Thanks for sharing the article. 🙂

  8. hillsmom says:

    Oh dear…I’ve forgotten why I came here to post…;^)

  9. Mary says:

    Ha, I forget what I walked into the other room for all the time, and I’m only 35! But seriously, this is great and important information.

  10. Sheryl says:

    I’m so glad Ruth is getting this important information out = and so glad you showed us where to find it! Thank you.

  11. Excellent interview with Ruth. I really appreciate her puzzles and her encouragement to keep using our brain cells.

  12. Yes I have felt that all the time and it really scares me because early onset alzeimers is in my family. Thanks for this!

  13. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Bravo to both you and Ruth! I commented on SP and am delighted to find both of you there.

  14. Only now??? At a certain age? I’ve been like this as long as I can remember. I am ADHD, and unless I take medicine, I am wacky, disorganized, and scatterbrained. It’s not dementia, it’s Tam!

  15. Ruth Curran says:

    I think we should publish the Q & A Bloopers and Out-takes as well! I love talking to you and adore that you love talking about things that make me happy! Thanks Carol for helping spread the good word!

  16. Ruth is one of the most amazing people I know, and I’m so proud to call her my friend. She is changing the conversation and helping us keep our brains healthy in fun and innovative ways. She is truly a treasure.

  17. Ruth is so very wise and wonderful. And memorable. Heading on over to the Q&A!

  18. Carolann says:

    I love Ruth’s work. It’s so very informative and fun too. Awesome Carol – toot toot for the two of you! You are both excellent writers and I really enjoy your work!

  19. Diane says:

    Good info! I’m forgetting things constantly. Thanks for sharing. 😀

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