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Old 03-02-2018, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I don't think so. I still have friends coming to get answers to their financial problems. Not to borrow money but for information to help them make retirement plans. Unless they are just coming here to get a laugh which they will do after they leave me.
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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YES! Especially if I'm sleep deprived! But that's been me my whole life.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Lately I've been having trouble remembering last names.

Apparently I have age-related forget-ya.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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variants: or ditsy
ditz∑i∑er or dits∑i∑er; dits∑i∑est
: eccentrically silly, giddy, or inane : dizzy
dit∑zi∑nessor ditsiness \-nəs\ noun

Just to be clear, this is what we are talking about right? I would say I definitely have my ditzy moments. I know many others who do as well but either donít realize it or wonít admit they have them.
Well, w/r/t age-related issues, more like confusion and forgetfulness, with a bit of technological ineptness.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:55 PM
 
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Let me start by saying I'm 67. Not really retired but retirement age. The grandfather of one of my students, only a few years older than me (6-7 years, I think), was just put in a retirement center by his family. He had serious memory loss/confusion. For example, he initially brought his grandson to me to study, bought a violin from me, and then shortly afterwards stated he wants to buy the violin (after he already had paid for it). My mother had this, too, real loss of short term memory.

I'm finding if I forget something, people may assume I'm ditzy, too. For example, on YouTube, on my tablet at least, it you don't click on this little triangle on the bottom right under the video, the date doesn't drop down. I didn't realize that and posted an inquiry about an old video on Hillary Clinton, thinking she was going to run again. A friend gently corrected me on Facebook; it was an old video, she's not running again.

Well, there was a rumor she was running again (she isn't), but posting that old video made me look ditzy. I hadn't noticed the date.

So, if you're retirement age, do you worry about people thinking you're losing it?

My mom is 82, and she's dealing with short term memory loss. It's more and more noticeable to all of us, and she knows it too. But yet, I'd never say she's ditzy. She's way smart, and she's way funny, and way wise, short term memory loss not withstanding.
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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Lately I've been having trouble remembering last names.

Apparently I have age-related forget-ya.
AKA "CRS" - Can't remember $hit.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: California
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Yes. I'm 60 and ditzy but I was ditzy at 30 too so it isn't surprising.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Let me start by saying I'm 67. Not really retired but retirement age. The grandfather of one of my students, only a few years older than me (6-7 years, I think), was just put in a retirement center by his family. He had serious memory loss/confusion. For example, he initially brought his grandson to me to study, bought a violin from me, and then shortly afterwards stated he wants to buy the violin (after he already had paid for it). My mother had this, too, real loss of short term memory.

I'm finding if I forget something, people may assume I'm ditzy, too. For example, on YouTube, on my tablet at least, it you don't click on this little triangle on the bottom right under the video, the date doesn't drop down. I didn't realize that and posted an inquiry about an old video on Hillary Clinton, thinking she was going to run again. A friend gently corrected me on Facebook; it was an old video, she's not running again.

Well, there was a rumor she was running again (she isn't), but posting that old video made me look ditzy. I hadn't noticed the date.

So, if you're retirement age, do you worry about people thinking you're losing it?
I'm retirement age ( 70), and I honestly don't give a happy hoot about what anyone else thinks about me. If they think I am ditzy, I would regard that as their problem, not mine.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:20 PM
 
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Nope.

Unless I'm such a ditz that I can't pick up on it.
^^^ This is my greatest fear.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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It seems like my whole life I've had to deal with sexism, people thinking I'm "less than" or some housewife, when I'm actually a pretty formidable competitor. And now I have to deal with ageism. It just pisses me off.
I'm sorry to hear that. I can tell you from personal experience that no matter your chronological age, or gender for that matter, life is so much more pleasant if you don't always have to be a victim.

One's mindset makes the biggest difference in the world.
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