We hear them all the time, jokes about being forgetful, or having a brain like the Bermuda Triangle, where information goes in, and then gets lost, never to be found again.
In some cases the joking may be a light relief, or a nervous response to realizing that you are more forgetful than you once were…the canary in the coal mine, a warning to be heeded.
Why write about this?
Because really, it’s no joke. Memory loss, however gradual, is something we should all take seriously, and take steps to ameliorate, if we want to enjoy a healthy mental state throughout our lives.