Can't Remember Where or When

  1. The older I get it seems my memory fades even more. Does that happen to any of you? I have seen on TV that it has been proven that the older we get the more brain cells we lose. Now since it was an advertisement for a substance called "Prevogen," and most of TV is for entertainment only, how can I believe what I'm seeing?

    The ad claims Prevogen rebuilds lost brain cells. How can I know that it's just an ad for a company to make a new sale? I know in the past I've tried new items that were on TV, and they were only (Get Rich Quick) items, while I become poorer.

    We surely live in a mixed up world.

    Just look at the new cars that have come out on the market lately. There are so many new models of all makes of vehicles I get confused just looking at the ads. I don't know how an individual would choose the best one. Especially since a magazine like Car and Driver recommends a certain type, and another magazine like Consumer Reports shows statistics on other makes and models. No wonder I can't remember where or when anymore.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Hi Fran!

    I think consumers can be overwhelmed with all the choices and options we have lately. Buying a telephone used to be easy...it came with the house or the apartment.

    At least you've got enough faculties to know you shouldn't buy into quackery ads you see on TV.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    I heard that OTC medication discussed with physicians who specialize in dementia/Alzheimers and they nixed it as a preventative. As Tweety said, quack meds need to be avoided.
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    As Tweety said, quack meds need to be avoided.
    So true
  6. by   RNinIN
    I'm getting ready to turn 50, and feel this way often. Makes me scared of 60, 70, 80...I feel sorry for my poor sons who swear they're going to take care of me in my old age
  7. by   imintrouble
    I can't remember words. I used to love to be able to recall the exact word that fit whatever I was saying. I lose my train of thought as I search my brain for what it can't remember. Then I substitute a poor second. At least I can still remember second.
    I forget names.
    Dementia is not rampant in the geriatric members of my family tree. But it's there.

    "I can't remember where or when". Isn't that a song?
    I can't remember
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Yes, the song is Remember When by some older group. I have always had a problem with names. I even call my own family by wrong names!
  9. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    i just happened upon this months-old thread and I don't remember ever seeing it, but I must have, because I have "Liked" every post! But if I have seen it before, and the proof is here that I did...why on earth didn't I post anything myself? I can't remember why I didn't!
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    i just happened upon this months-old thread and I don't remember ever seeing it, but I must have, because I have "Liked" every post! But if I have seen it before, and the proof is here that I did...why on earth didn't I post anything myself? I can't remember why I didn't!
    Isn't it because you can't remember why or when?
  11. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    'We looked at each other in the same way then,
    but I can't remember where. . .or when"

    Makes me think of Bonnie Raitt's song, "I'm The Only One". However, let me just say right now, up front, that I do not remember promising that I could or even would "walk across the fire for you"

    Third time back on this thread without remembering having read and liked it, and then commented on the posts here-in. THIS time, I am breathless from the shock of recognition of myself within imintrouble's post. I also have begun to lose track of my words, sentences, subject matter...especially if there is even a minor interruption or distraction.... to the point where my fellow conversationalist might say, "Go on, you were saying...?" Inevitably my answer these days is "I can't remember what it was that I was talking about." *sigh*

    Wonder when my fourth foray into this thread will occur? And will I remember it? Stay tuned, if you happen to think of it.

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