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Old 01-14-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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Yesterday, I turned on the stovetop to boil some water and forgot about it when my dog needed to go outside.

We weren't gone long enough to do any damage and I remembered the pot as soon as I came back in.

It really made me feel old however as I just turned 70.

My son said it was something that could happen to anyone at any age and not to make to make too much over it.

I don't know if this part of old age or just normal human behavior.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Rosa’s Cantina
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It can happen at any age. When I was 27 I walked my dog to the neighborhood market, tied him to the newspaper box outside while I went in and did my shopping. Got my groceries and walked home and was shocked that my faithful companion wasn't there to greet me! I only wish I knew what he was thinking when I came out of the store and walked by him without paying him any attention!
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Normal human behavior. I quite ofter start up eggs to boil and then forget about them until I start to smell burnt eggs. Lately I turn on a timer to remind me eggs are cooking.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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It can happen at any age but do something to make it obvious (turn on a diff. light, set a timer, etc.) - NOT worth burning your house down.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:42 PM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Hi, I'm 62 and I experience a little forgetfulness from time to time. This happens fairly often: I get up from the living room with a thought in my head. By the time I get to the kitchen, I've completely forgotten what it was. If I retrace my steps, sometimes it comes back to me, but not always. I figure it's part of the aging process. Good luck to us all!
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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Do you remember what you had for breakfast?
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Yesterday, I turned on the stovetop to boil some water and forgot about it when my dog needed to go outside.

We weren't gone long enough to do any damage and I remembered the pot as soon as I came back in.

It really made me feel old however as I just turned 70.

My son said it was something that could happen to anyone at any age and not to make to make too much over it.

I don't know if this part of old age or just normal human behavior.
I always try to set timers for myself - just guess how long it'll take the water to boil, on the short side. I do that for laundry that I want to take out while still damp, if I'm running the car to warm it up...all kinds of stuff!
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:56 PM
 
Location: NNV
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I did something like that before I was 50. The pot had a black coating on it for a while.

I do the same as reneeh63. I watch TV while something's cooking and always turn on the timer, even if it's just for a few minutes.
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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I'm right there with you as far as memory getting worse, and I'm 'only' 57. When I was younger, I didn't forget anything. As I got older, I knew there was something I forgot, and it would come back. Lately, I find out I forgot something, and it's a complete surprise, because I had no idea there was something I was supposed to remember!
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If you set the timer and put it in your pocket you won't forget when it goes off.
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