Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

When did I lose the ability to remember titles of books and movies?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Seniors Donate to DU
 
raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 08:28 AM
Original message
When did I lose the ability to remember titles of books and movies?


Well, I haven't entirely. But I just tried to remember the title of a book I'm listening to and I can't
remember it.

(Posted this in the Lounge but had only one response. Lounge must be populated with a majority of whippersnappers.)


Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 08:30 AM
Response to Original message
1. Maddening isn't it!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 08:32 AM
Response to Original message
2. It sneaks up on you
You go into a room and forget for a moment why you dashed in there.

I don't worry about it too much because often I can remember the names of obscure actors, movies and characters.

So long as you don't forget to keep reading and being interested in stuff. :pals:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #2
13. I've done that! Now why am I here? Then I recall later. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 08:32 AM
Response to Original message
3. What?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 08:33 AM
Response to Original message
4. haven't snapped a whipper in quite awhile myself
and I know what you mean.
I read somewhere that your memory just keeps loading up, so as you go to recall stuff there is just so much more to go through every day.
I have been storing up for 60+ years. There are some memories from yesterday that have been put behind stuff from 40 years ago.
Sometimes I can't move that old memory out of the way to find the new one.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 08:42 AM
Response to Original message
5. when books and movies became less memorable
circa 1983.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 03:29 PM
Response to Original message
6. Probably around the time I did. I read everything I can but
ask me 10 minutes later what the title was, or who the author was and I feel like a moron.
I don't really know if this is because of my age or whether those factors don't mean that much to me.
Sometimes I'm in the middle of a 700 page book and can't even remember the title.(like right now!)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 07:15 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. Whatcha reading?!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 05:58 AM
Response to Reply #7
8. Wait a second while I go look. Oh yea,
The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer. Only 550 pages worth of reading..still had to get the book to check the title, I'm only up to page 444. Not long enough time to remember.

Why am I admitting this?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 10:41 AM
Response to Reply #8
9. Oh heck - we all need to check those book titles
And forget the ones that go on for a paragraph!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 01:46 PM
Response to Original message
10. Have the same problem, but attribute it to not paying
much attention to the title or author. However,
i can still tell you the whole story, so that must count
for something. :) Am in my mid eighties and still an
avid reader. Most of it on my e reader since i can
control the font size and light for my old eyes.
Hang in there...we all have a bit of memory problems
but still have a wealth of knowledge and experience
to share (that is is anyone will listen)......z
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 12:04 AM
Response to Reply #10
11. Ditto.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 03:19 PM
Response to Original message
12. You're not alone if that's any consolation
:hi: I am having trouble forgetting words :-).
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
jennied Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:42 AM
Response to Original message
14. This thread reminds me of this...
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 29th 2014, 03:20 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Seniors Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC