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AGING BABY BOOMERS HAVE MEMORY LAPSES
During bouts of nostalgia, Baby Boomers clearly remember long-ago people, places, and events. Yet in the here-and-now, we cannot always remember what we were just talking about or where we put our keys.
Boomers can't decide whether this is a cosmic joke, another sign of aging, or both.
Guess how many times a day Baby Boomers ask themselves ----
Where: Where did I put my keys, phone, glasses, must-have document? Grrrrr!
Why: Why did I omit essential details or neglect to ask crucial questions during an important meeting? Groan!
What: What did my friend tell me? I forgot to concentrate. Oops!
How: How will I introduce my partner to the person seated next to me, at the party? I cannot recall her name. Awkward!
et cetera, et cetera, et cetera ...
Depending on the situation, Baby Boomers react to memory blunders with frustration, annoyance, mortification, and/or alarm. The best reactions happen when we commiserate with fellow boomers and find humor in shared tales of muddled memory.
Laugh, laugh, and laugh some more.
On the other hand, there are circumstances that cause boomers to let rip a string of nasty, down-and-dirty zingers.
Haven't we all been there?
This post references typical age-related memory lapses. It is beyond the scope of Baby Boomer Memos to address dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Boomers explain (excuse) memory lapses ...
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