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Forgetting

Are You Concerned You May Be Developing Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Two groups of people are especially vulnerable to the fear they are getting dementia - those who have a loved one with dementia and those who work with dementia patients, say at a nursing home or assisted living memory care unit.

Why Tip-Of-The-Tongue Syndrome Terrifies Me

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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.

Am I Allowed To Forget?

Elea Acheson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

I bicycled 1,200 miles of this coast in the fall of 2009. My 6-year-old son died that summer, and I was alone for the first time in my life. Not the alone that you find in a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. I mean the alone that follows you into crowded rooms and pushes everyone away.

The Right Way to Tour NYC's 9/11 Memorial

Ethan Gelber | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Ethan Gelber

Isn't what matters most that we all remember? That we remember not just the drama and the tallies of lives lost, but the individual moments and people. And the efforts by those who love them to create lasting temples to their memory.

Stuck in Time: Forgiving and Forgetting

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Forgiveness wasn't this huge benediction bestowed on the evildoers in my life. It was the sure knowledge that I wasn't like those people and didn't want to be like them. This gave me hope.

9/11: On Terror, Grief and Forgetting

Jay Dodd | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

What 9/11 did to us as a nation is solidify tensions of Brown/Black bodies carrying terror. From the security line to workplace to college campuses, brown bodies are policed and monitored. But this is how we are. This is the America we foster and develop.

To My Fellow Graduates: We Will Be Forgotten

Amy Yao | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Amy Yao

Our 20-second short-term memory means that if something isn't significant enough to us, we'll forget about it almost as soon as it happens. The fact remains that we only remember what matters to us.

The Psychology of Forgiving and Forgetting

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.08.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Does forgiving help us to put aside disturbing thoughts -- to forget -- or does forgetting empower us to forgive? Or both?

One Man's Descent Into Alzheimer's -- Does Any of This Sound Familiar?

Marie Marley | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I mentioned to him that he should put the coffee in the freezer (as he always did) and he asked me where the freezer was. When I told him it was in the kitchen, he didn't remember what a kitchen was.

The Strengths of Your Aging Mind

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

We've all come to believe that as people get older, they inevitably lose their mental abilities, from speeded responses to the infamous inability to remember names. Occasionally, researchers challenge this set of assumptions.

3 Simple Memory Tricks to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

magine how much happier your life would be if you never forgot anything important. As you get older, you may feel that your memory is only getting worse and worse. Fortunately though, based on new memory research, all you need is some simple mental wizardry to get your mind in tune and prevent those minor memory woes.

'I Thought I Was Getting Alzheimer's'

Marie Marley | Posted 05.28.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I thought I was getting Alzheimer's. I really did. And how ironic would that be? I blog on the Huffington Post and Alzheimer's Reading Room about my experiences as an Alzheimer's caregiver for my Romanian life partner, Edward Theodoru.

How Do I Improve My Memory? Forget More!

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoDo you know what is essential for a good memory? The ability to forget. To completely and thoroughly forget. Forgetting, like breathing or sleeping, is physiologically normal.

Sometimes Forgetting Is a Blessing

Marie Marley | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"I want to go home," Ed kept repeating plaintively to me and everyone who passed by during my visit the day of his move. He was sitting on a little padded bench outside his new room. He looked bewildered. I felt faint and terribly guilty.

Forget It! Research Pulls Back Curtain On Brain Secret

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living

If you've been having trouble with the "forget" part of "forgive and forget," you're in luck: a new discovery reveals two ways that our minds can eras...

Alzheimer's Caregivers: Smart Ways to Decrease Your Distress

Marie Marley | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

One secret to reducing your emotional distress is to remain aware that your loved one probably lives only in the present.

Who Suffers More: Alzheimer's Patients or Their Caregivers?

Marie Marley | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

To help reduce your distress the next time your loved one is distressed, try to remain aware that people with dementia live only in the present. That way you can end your suffering as quickly as your loved one does, and then you can both move on to something more pleasant.

The Power of Conscious Forgetting

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Conscious forgetting means letting go of the event, to not insist it stay in the foreground, but rather allow it to be relegated to the background or move off stage.