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- Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:

I decide to wash my car.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the hall table.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the trash can under the table, and notice that the trash can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the coke a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day: the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.
 
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Yikes.
Sounds like me.
 
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Big Grin

I've got that too. To paraphrase JALLEN, my memory is getting so bad that I might have to stop telling lies.



When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. - George Bernard Shaw
 
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That was good Big Grin


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Copied and emailed, I think.


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Doctor said I got CRS.

Can't Remember Shit.


*******
"Avoid the rush. Procrastinate now".
 
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I'm definitely in that club.


Regards, Kent j

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seriously,aadd is a medical condition millions have.I have it,and i have secondary concussion syndrome.Thats from being beat unconscious during a robbery at work.A lot of good older folk's have disorder's,that are magnified with getting old
 
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The great news is your memory isn't failing yet.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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This looks like a really good post.

I'm going to read it as soon as I can find my glasses. I was looking for them in the bedroom, but then I saw my hearing aids on the nightstand. I'd forgotten to put them in earlier ... Big Grin


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Just so you know, that's not original with me.

At least, I don't remember writing it...
 
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We call that but-first-ing.

Same result, so far from original intent as to have not recollection.



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Originally posted by GWbiker:
Doctor said I got CRS.

Can't Remember Shit.


Beware it progresses to CRAFT.

Can't Remember A F'in Thing.



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An 80 year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them. When they arrived at the doctor's, they explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with their memory.

After checking the couple out, the doctor tells them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things. The couple thanked the doctor and left.

Later that night while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair and his wife asks, "Where are you going?"

He replies, "To the kitchen."

She asks, "Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"

He replies, "Sure."

She then asks him, "Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?"

He says, "No, I can remember that."

She then says, "Well, I also would like some strawberries on top. You had better write that down cause I know you'll forget that."

He says, "I can remember that, you want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."

She replies, "Well, I also would like whip cream on top. I know you will forget that so you better write it down."

With irritation in his voice, he says, "I don't need to write that down, I can remember that." He then fumes into the kitchen.

After about 20 minutes he returns from the kitchen and hands her a plate of bacon and eggs.

She stares at the plate for a moment and says, "You forgot my toast."



"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them." Winston Churchill
 
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I have a similar problem but I attribute it to a simple series of brain farts.
 
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I drive an old jalopy that I don't wash. Problem solved.




 
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We never move the spoon rest on the cooktop. Wife and I spent 10 minutes searching for the frigging thing, tearing aprt the kitchen, when I couldn't find it while cooking dinner. It was under the spoon! This incident petrified me. I turn 60 in July.....


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You don't even know how realistic this story is. Eek
 
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Reminds me of a Subaru commercial a couple of years ago.
Young couple (twenties), the guy loses his sunglasses.
They are out on a sight seeing trip.
They back track everything across the country they have been.
Looked everywhere, giving up he scratches his head only to find his sunglasses.
Man, can you imagine them at 80?
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I once lost my glasses (nearsighted so I wear them every waking hour of the day) I finally found them, on my face...True story, they were new glasses so lenses were crystal clear and the frames were titanium so they were super light weight. That's what I tell myself anyway Roll Eyes Big Grin I think I was maybe 17 at the time.


!~God Bless the U.S. Military~!

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