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Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.24.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, At age 76, my husband has become forgetful lately and is worried he may have Alzheimer’s. What resources can you recommend to hel...

Forget about Forgetting

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 02.15.2017 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

Forget about Forgetting! A special feature from "The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good t...

Don't Forget to Forget

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 02.09.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

But as annoying as forgetting things is, and it is maddening sometimes, I am grateful for forgetting. I really don't want to remember a whole bunch of stuff. We all have lots of big insults and injuries in our past that we try hard to forget.

The Stylish New Cure For Forgetfulness

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 01.23.2017 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

The newest thing: calling cards for boomers - so we can at least remember who we have seen (and in more extreme cases, who we are). They can be simply designed or festooned with intricate details. What they share in common is contact information: our name, email, phone and home address - all prominently displayed to accommodate our growing near-sightedness.

A Scientifically Proven Trick For Remembering Someone's Name

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Even the greatest listeners can have trouble remembering a new acquaintance's name. It happens to the best of us, and for some reason, it's terribly e...

Good News For Anyone Who Frets Over Their Forgetfulness

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty

Ever forget where you parked your car or where you put your keys, and then you find yourself questioning your memory? Relax. That's actually a good si...

Menopause Infographic: Brain Fog

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.11.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's not in your head: Menopausal memory loss is real.

Irresponsible People Are a Bummer for Everyone, Including Themselves

Jessica Steinberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Steinberg

Do you know anyone who is always running late, and missing appointments? It seems like they don't care about honoring their commitments, and maybe th...

The Telltale Signs Of Aging

Phyllis Berger | Posted 06.05.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Berger

On my late father-in-law's 90th birthday, I asked him what 90 felt like. 'It feels like 50,' he said, 'except when I get up from a chair.' Now that I'm in my 60s, I'm beginning to know what he means.

If You Want to Remember More, Try Remembering Less

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

According to Wimber's "response competition theory," the more you try to remember one of those facts, the more likely it is you'll forget the other one. I

Crystal Ball

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Have you seen my glasses?

Lost ... and Found?

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.03.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Why Tip-Of-The-Tongue Syndrome Terrifies Me

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

For the past few years, my husband and I have been engaged in a sort of memory-loss Olympics. We are constantly keeping track of who forgets more.

Reduce Stigma: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

All of us have witnessed a 'new' word be put into effect, only for it to take on the same shameful stigmatizing definition as its predecessor. I challenge you today to bring awareness to your word choice.

The Benefits of Forgetting

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

When you let go of your emotional charges from your past, you retain the wisdom but stop overloading your system. This results in greater inner clarity and well-being. It also makes it much easier to learn and remember new information.

16 Undeniable Signs You're Getting Older

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

Do you own 'TV pants'? When driving, do you strongly prefer right turns over lefts? Have you ever typed your birth year into an online form, then became startled when you had to scroll...and reach that year? If so, pull on those stretchy pants, have a seat, and let me know I'm not alone here.

Yagana Shah

4 Common Lifestyle Choices That May Be Hurting Your Memory | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty

It happens to all of us at some point. A missed doctor's appointment. Seriously blanking on where you parked your car in the gargantuan mall parking l...


Marcia Liss | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Worried About Your Memory? Here's When To Go To The Doctor

Marie Marley | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Anna is concerned about her memory. It seems she's having a lot of 'senior moments' lately. She often misplaces her keys and has trouble remembering the names of people to whom she's been introduced. She can't help but worry it could be something more serious. In fact, she is nearly paralyzed by the fear that she may be developing Alzheimer's.

When Depressed, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Risa Sugarman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

My psychiatrist has told me I am a "person of integrity," and I am finally beginning to believe her. I can only conquer this race by continuing to take my meds and actively doing the hard work in therapy. The ups and downs will continue, and I have to simply roll with it.

Why I Wasn't Sure I Belonged In An Exit Row Seat

Tova Laiter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

On a recent trip to Mexico City, luck struck just when I least expected it. It was a crowded coach flight, but the busy agent at the United Airlines check-in desk suddenly smiled at me and said the magic words: 'I gave you the best seat in the house -- exit row'.

The Age of Forgetfulness

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Giegerich

In January of 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. Email. iPod. Internet communicator. It was power in the palm of your hand. The sm...

Proof That Men Really Are More Forgetful

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Men are more likely than women to report minor memory problems, according to a recent study in BMC Psychology. Researchers from the Norwegian Unive...

How Technology Is Warping Your Memory

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Take a moment to think about the last time you memorized someone's phone number. Was it way back when, perhaps circa 2001? And when was the last time ...

The Folly of Forgetfulness (A Sermon on Psalm 50:22-23)

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

Forgetfulness is a destructive phenomenon that slowly gnaws away at life, stunting our growth individually and en masse. We are, and hopefully shall forever be, "the land of the free and the home of the brave."