Though this is not a new thing, I have been forgetting things that I normally do not forget more often lately.
For example, two weeks ago when I drove to the trail head for my bike ride, I realized I had forgotten my ear buds. Luckily, I keep a spare in the car for just such occasions, but still, this is a fundamental thing, a necessary thing for the long ride. Then yesterday, I forgot my helmet. I got so caught up in putting the bike rack on the car that I forgot the helmet. I realized this half way to the trail, so I turned around and went back to get it. But this cost me valuable time with the deadline of picking up Satchel from camp looming.
And there's all the other forgetting.
Thus, this article gives me hope. Maybe it's just how I store information; maybe the problem is one of focus.
I love science.
Middle-age-plus memory decline may just be a matter of changing focus
July 15, 2016
- Peppermint tea or rosemary essential oil, scientists at Northumbria University found in studies with subjects over age 65, presented at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference in Nottingham in April. Rosemary aroma significantly enhanced prospective memory (for things you plan to do).
- Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain: cocoa flavanols, omega-3 fatty acids, phosphatidylserine and phosphatidic Acid, walnuts, citicoline, choline (found especially in eggs) and magnesium (avocado, soy beans, bananas and dark chocolate), and blueberries, according to a study published in the journal Food Technology.Details here.
Abstract of Changes in the modulation of brain activity during context encoding vs. context retrieval across the adult lifespan
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1608.06 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.