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Old 04-04-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: USA
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I tend to forget the word I need or I'll go in the store specifically for one item and walk out with 10 items and not one of them is the one I really went in there for.


Today was the kicker though. I was leaving for work and grabbed my car keys and then proceeded to try to turn off the TV with my car remote. My car horn beeped two times before I figured out I wasn't holding the tv remote.
I did something similar.

Went to the vehicle we use at work and there I am using my car key to open it, of course it would not open, after a minute I realized what I was doing. Luckily, there was no one around

Then one time, I grabbed what I thought was my cell phone, put it in my pocket (cargo pants), walk to my car and realized it was the tv remote

I do have my moment.

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Old 04-04-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Spelling!!!! I have always been a very good speller. But, nearly every time I post on CD or write an email, when I proof it (which I'm trying to do every time), I find really stupid spelling mistakes. There's a misfire in my brain.

I'm a fast typist, and I can type as I'm picturing the words in my head. In my mind, I'm thinking the word "they're," but at the same instant, my fingers type "there," for instance.

It's driving me crazy. I've always prided myself on spelling correctly, and hate to make a mistake when I know the right word or spelling.

Fortunately, if I'm paying attention, whatever software I'm typing on, including here on CD, it will underline or otherwise mark words that are spelled incorrectly. But, it won't mark words that are correctly spelled - but just the wrong word, like "they're" or "there."

I just think it's so weird that my fingers and my mind aren't in synch. I can just picture misfiring neurons up in my brain.
I have the same problem! Maddening.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:52 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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One senior moment
Reading a book,
Then reading it again the next week.

Must have been good
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Spelling was never a problem for me but more and more, while I can tell by looking at a word that it's wrong, can't automatically correct it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:46 AM
 
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.....How do you tell two young women probably less than half your age that they have had the senior moment.
Apropos my previous post #10.

Yesterday I went back to the hospital, and I took out the card and handed it to my doctor's assistant. She looked at it, winced slightly and said sorry, and then added: "She also booked half a days appointments on a day we are not here." So I this "she" had a lot of other stuff on her mind that day.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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I feel a lot better after reading all these posts knowing I am not the only one that has these "moments".

Finding your parked car
I often have to walk around several rows of cars to find mine and it does seem to get worse as I get older.

One time, I could not find my silver blue Honda Fit after about 5 minutes and started to get panicked. I then remembered that I had driven the dark blue BMW because my husband needed the much better mileage Honda for a longer trip.

I think being too busy or stressed out exacerbates the CRS syndrome. My BIL had the most extreme story of forgetting parked cars. Being a surgeon, he is under a lot of stress, has to carry a beeper/cellphone and expects to receive an emergency call 24/7!

One evening after work, he was out enjoying an evening meal with my sister and got a call. Since the hospital was not too far away, he drove back to the hospital to check on the patient. Luckily it did not take too long so he drove back to the restaurant.

After the dinner, he could not find the car. After a long search, they suspected the car was stolen so they filed a report to the police, and contacted a friend to drive them home. The next day, they bought a new car. Few weeks went by when they were back in the restaurant area for another dinner. While driving around to find a place to park, they spotted their 'stolen' car!
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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I am having a rather peculiar kind of senior moment. I have lived in Portugal for fifteen years and speak a decent amount of everyday Portuguese. I can read considerably better, though I have lost the ability to read novels. I only use Portuguese to read a paper or to shop usually.

What I find happening is that sometimes I cannot remember a particular English word, but the corresponding Portuguese word comes immediately to mind. If I spoke Portuguese a great deal, I would not find this really unusual but considering that I don't it seems bizarre.

It happened to me this morning with the word "trash," which would not come to mind. I hemmed and hawed, and then I said the Portuguese word "lixo." The English-speaker I was talking to said, "You mean trash?!" Well, yes. I would have had I been able to remember it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:25 AM
 
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BellaDL, your beeper story reminded me of this:

Once when I was much younger I worked for an elderly man. Even though everyone had cell phones he insisted that we also have a beeper. I had no idea what a beeper was. I had never seen one before. Everyone in the office told me not to worry about it and to just use my cell phone. I thought the whole thing was very strange so I took the beeper and forgot about it.

One day while driving my car the engine light went on and I took it to the dealership to have the car fixed. It took them 3 days and they gave me a loaner car. When I picked the car up they charged me a lot of money but swore it was fixed. As I was driving off the lot the car was making a strange sound. It scared me so I drove the car back and yelled at them for not fixing my car and I demanded that they fix the car and stop that strange warning noise.

The mechanic then looked over the car again and handed me the beeper which was beeping.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Fluffy, one of the reasons I bought my Nissan Cube is because I can spot it anywhere. Of course, that wouldn't help if I had forgotten where I parked it in the first place, lol.
Or it was parked between two humongous SUVs or trucks.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I am having a rather peculiar kind of senior moment. I have lived in Portugal for fifteen years and speak a decent amount of everyday Portuguese. I can read considerably better, though I have lost the ability to read novels. I only use Portuguese to read a paper or to shop usually.

What I find happening is that sometimes I cannot remember a particular English word, but the corresponding Portuguese word comes immediately to mind. If I spoke Portuguese a great deal, I would not find this really unusual but considering that I don't it seems bizarre.

It happened to me this morning with the word "trash," which would not come to mind. I hemmed and hawed, and then I said the Portuguese word "lixo." The English-speaker I was talking to said, "You mean trash?!" Well, yes. I would have had I been able to remember it.
I do this a bit with Russian. If I can't think of the English word, sometimes my brain digs up the Russian word. And now I understand why WFB would sprinkle Latin words into his speech - sometimes there is a Russian word that means exactly what I want to say, and there is no exact English equivalent. My wife tends more and more to speak a Russian-English patois, (Mi zhivyom v tree bedroomom domom) I always ask her to pick a language and stay with it.

But enough about me - how can you read a newspaper, but not be able to read a novel? Unless it's just eyestrain getting to you after reading awhile?
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