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mr. ed

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Two incidents this morning reminded me that older persons often have declining mental faculties.

1. I was trying to locate my credit cards, which are located in a small Velcro-secured holder together with other cards of similar size. I knew I had last seen it yesterday in my "backpack", a bag I hang on the handles of my wheelchair. I spent quite some time scooting around my room attempting to locate it. I was almost at the point of giving up and going to my vehicle to see if the item was there. Then I looked down, and there on my lap was the holder. I had evidently removed it from the "backpack" and forgot I had done so. I'm glad there were no other observers to cause me embarrassment. [emoticon]

2. About the same time as the first incident, I couldn't locate my reading glasses, which are always kept on the table where my PC is located. I still haven't found the glasses, so I'm using a spare pair usually kept in my "backpack". Quite frustrating because I know they're only a few feet away and never removed from the room.
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Yep, getting older has its drawbacks!

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I usually find my missing reading glasses on my face.


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UPDATE: just FOUND my reading glasses. they were in the kitchen silverware drawer! I had used them this morning to read instructions on a box of oatmeal, and absentmindedly placed them in the drawer. [emoticon]

I also think there was a contributing factor why I didn't see the case on my lap. My left arm is paralyzed, so I often drape it over my lap, possibly hiding any item located there. So, at least I have somewhat of an excuse. [emoticon]

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many years ago while he was still working my best buddy came home from work and changed out of his uniform (LEO). later he was going to run an errand to the grocery store but couldn't find his car keys. he said he looked everywhere for them but no joy so he ran the errand using his wife's keys. returning home he was putting away the groceries when he found his keys...in the refrigerator!


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It's not necessarily an age thing-I am only 60 but I can't remember why I go into rooms or where I've put stuff all the time!


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Auto Pilot! Wife worked in Nashville. At lunch they would mot often take her car.
They would most often arrive at one destination or other, they did not really intend to go. Like a horse, it almost seemed the car decided that was were it was supposed to go!One thing about a well trained horse he heads for home, while you relax in the saddle or buggy...unless..
I have den it too. headed for a destination with business on my mind and ended up at a frequent destination, but not the one intended.

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down home wrote:

Auto Pilot! Wife worked in Nashville. At lunch they would mot often take her car.
They would most often arrive at one destination or other, they did not really intend to go. Like a horse, it almost seemed the car decided that was were it was supposed to go!One thing about a well trained horse he heads for home, while you relax in the saddle or buggy...unless..
I have den it too. headed for a destination with business on my mind and ended up at a frequent destination, but not the one intended.

When my Father-in-law was young and dating, his horse took the buggy home to the wrong girl's house.


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LOL!

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I know for me I believe that when I worked I was very focused, but since I retired I find my mind jumps from thing to thing and my focus just isn’t there. I also believe that my iPad doesn’t help with focus either.

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Foggy wrote:

down home wrote:

Auto Pilot! Wife worked in Nashville. At lunch they would mot often take her car.
They would most often arrive at one destination or other, they did not really intend to go. Like a horse, it almost seemed the car decided that was were it was supposed to go!One thing about a well trained horse he heads for home, while you relax in the saddle or buggy...unless..
I have den it too. headed for a destination with business on my mind and ended up at a frequent destination, but not the one intended.

When my Father-in-law was young and dating, his horse took the buggy home to the wrong girl's house.


I "retired" 2 years ago (at the age of 58, long story). I've found that my focus is almost at 0 now. I was an "girl Friday"-office manager, travel coordinator, receptionist-anything administrative and I did it. Could multi-task like nobody else. Now some days getting the bed made is a chore!

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