Hi all, just wondering, out of interest, if anyone suffers from memory loss and if so, what's your experience of it? I feel this is an issue that has been affecting me recently, although it's hard to quantify or to be objective about it. (ie Do I feel it's got worse because it has got worse, or because I've been looking out for instances of it happening?) I'm 45 next month, so presumably too young for age to be a significant factor?
I notice it most often as a huge and obvious gap in my recollection – it'll be a major detail I've forgotten, one I know I should know, and highlighted by the fact that I'm perfectly clear on minor related details that might more understandably be forgotten.
As a (trite and trivial) example, I was doing an online picture quiz yesterday, and couldn't for the life of me remember Wesley Snipes's name. I'd done the rest of the quiz quickly and easily and recognised his face, but his name just wouldn't come to me. As I tried to think of it, I could remember films he'd been in, the fact he'd been in trouble over tax, the name of the fairly old and obscure film the photo of him was taken from and his character name from that film. Also his character name in a 20-year-old film I've seen perhaps twice (but not for at least 10 years) but his real name wouldn't come to me. Eventually it did (this will often happen as soon as I switch off and distract myself with something else, so I wonder if there's an adrenal/stress factor?) so the knowledge was in there somewhere, I just had trouble accessing it.
No urgent reason for asking, just wondering if this kind of thing sounds familiar to anyone else on here?