We all forget things. Sometimes as we age, our forgetfulness can be a source of concern. Yet, according to ample research, forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. All parts of our bodies are changing— including our brains.

Maybe we notice that we have to ask a few more questions. Maybe if you’re like me, you’re looking for your glasses when they’re on top of your head. You forget what day it is. Can’t remember the word we want. Misplace our keys. The list goes on… While we might not love forgetting why we walked into a room —these examples of forgetfulness are not serious memory issues. 

Concern starts when someone starts making poor judgments, after taking a long time to make a decision. If someone is struggling to remember what year we’re in. When one can’t recall if bills were paid or if they are perpetually misplacing item; unable to find what has been misplaced; and, possibly blaming others in the process. 

If it’s not serious, like the concerns listed above, it’s normal forgetfulness, often from too much on the mind. Remember this: On top of your shoulders, that thing called your brain, is comparable to a computer that contains the equivalent of a hundred trillion bits of information which is the equivalent of 20 million books! 

PS: Have you seen my glasses?

 I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People