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Memory Troubles: Who to Talk To

Postby OblivionIsAtHand » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:40 pm

Memory issues to such an irksome degree is a relatively new phenomenon for me, but it's something I've been experiencing more and more (possibly somewhat due to age) probably due to my attentions being wrested away by focusing on depressive thoughts. There's more to it than that however. I spent a great deal in my mind, in analytical mode poring over every action with an excruciating conscious awareness. Being stuck in this state perpetually, combined with the overthinking to the point of physical pain, my compulsive need to cater to an uncompromising and vague set of standards I carry around with me that more constitutes my idea of 'excellence', the further hindrance of tricky neuroses, and just an all-around "trying too hard" mentality all seems to create the perfect storm of cognitive malfunctions as of late.

I have a frenetic train of thought too, so many layers of thought - and layers within those layers - are all viciously locking into each other, tangling themselves. To where I'll even sometimes now forget what I was trying to focus on in the middle of that thought. Oddly, I still have good memory in other regards, and still have the sporadic bursts of recall that I've always been pretty good at. I'd always prided myself on my exceptional memory, but now I'm definitely suffering. I'm hesitant to even say I have a compromised memory, because I'm told one can reinforce the belief if they assert it like that. Perhaps it's not that simple, but I suppose I am superstitious in that respect.

Who can I do about this? Who can I talk to? I'd like to speak to someone well-versed in the subject. I'd ask on Quora, but I can't elaborate on my questions: explain the nuances, the details.
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Re: Memory Troubles: Who to Talk To

Postby ilithios » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:11 pm

How old are you?
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Re: Memory Troubles: Who to Talk To

Postby Bill4315 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:27 pm

I have memory problems which in part lead to my disability. Some from ECT's and some from a coma. Otherwise I am mostly doing well. I figure everyone is going to have that problem if they are old enough-I am just getting a head start.
Have you tried mindfulness meditation. It helps me ruminate a lot less. Sometimes my ruminating doesn't bother me so I just let it be. Other times it is not fun and that's where I can switch to meditation
I you do try it be sure to not be to hard on yourself, everyone is going to have thoughts carry them away sometimes, maybe a lot.
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Re: Memory Troubles: Who to Talk To

Postby ginalovea » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:12 pm

OblivionIsAtHand wrote:Memory issues to such an irksome degree is a relatively new phenomenon for me, but it's something I've been experiencing more and more (possibly somewhat due to age) probably due to my attentions being wrested away by focusing on depressive thoughts. There's more to it than that however. I spent a great deal in my mind, in analytical mode poring over every action with an excruciating conscious awareness. Being stuck in this state perpetually, combined with the overthinking to the point of physical pain, my compulsive need to cater to an uncompromising and vague set of standards I carry around with me that more constitutes my idea of 'excellence', the further hindrance of tricky neuroses, and just an all-around "trying too hard" mentality all seems to create the perfect storm of cognitive malfunctions as of late.

I have a frenetic train of thought too, so many layers of thought - and layers within those layers - are all viciously locking into each other, tangling themselves. To where I'll even sometimes now forget what I was trying to focus on in the middle of that thought. Oddly, I still have good memory in other regards, and still have the sporadic bursts of recall that I've always been pretty good at. I'd always prided myself on my exceptional memory, but now I'm definitely suffering. I'm hesitant to even say I have a compromised memory, because I'm told one can reinforce the belief if they assert it like that. Perhaps it's not that simple, but I suppose I am superstitious in that respect.

Who can I do about this? Who can I talk to? I'd like to speak to someone well-versed in the subject. I'd ask on Quora, but I can't elaborate on my questions: explain the nuances, the details.
OblivionIsAtHand wrote:Memory issues to such an irksome degree is a relatively new phenomenon for me, but it's something I've been experiencing more and more (possibly somewhat due to age) probably due to my attentions being wrested away by focusing on depressive thoughts. There's more to it than that however. I spent a great deal in my mind, in analytical mode poring over every action with an excruciating conscious awareness. Being stuck in this state perpetually, combined with the overthinking to the point of physical pain, my compulsive need to cater to an uncompromising and vague set of standards I carry around with me that more constitutes my idea of 'excellence', the further hindrance of tricky neuroses, and just an all-around "trying too hard" mentality all seems to create the perfect storm of cognitive malfunctions as of late.

I have a frenetic train of thought too, so many layers of thought - and layers within those layers - are all viciously locking into each other, tangling themselves. To where I'll even sometimes now forget what I was trying to focus on in the middle of that thought. Oddly, I still have good memory in other regards, and still have the sporadic bursts of recall that I've always been pretty good at. I'd always prided myself on my exceptional memory, but now I'm definitely suffering. I'm hesitant to even say I have a compromised memory, because I'm told one can reinforce the belief if they assert it like that. Perhaps it's not that simple, but I suppose I am superstitious in that respect.

Who can I do about this? Who can I talk to? I'd like to speak to someone well-versed in the subject. I'd ask on Quora, but I can't elaborate on my questions: explain the nuances, the details.
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Re: Memory Troubles: Who to Talk To

Postby ginalovea » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:22 pm

I have memory troubles too. My Dr. says it's from schizophrenia. I've had it for many years. I'm also 57 years old. I live in an assisted living facility due to my memory troubles. I don't know how much longer I can live here. If they raise my rent in Sept. I may have to move out. That will take quite an adjustment. I'm so used to everyone waiting on me. Anyway, I have been doing lots of things to improve my memory: eating almonds every day, exercising everyday (yoga and playing the piano), mindfulness meditation twice a day, getting 9 hours of sleep every night, eating healthy meals, reading every day, doing a special yoga pose that is good for the brain everyday, socializing with the residents. And all of this is working! I'm happy to say that my memory is much better, back to more like normal.
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Someone has been posting in my name.....

Postby ginalovea » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:35 am

I'd appreciate it if others did not post things and then put my name to it . Please refrain from doing this. Thank you.

-- Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:37 pm --

ginalovea wrote:
OblivionIsAtHand wrote:Memory issues to such an irksome degree is a relatively new phenomenon for me, but it's something I've been experiencing more and more (possibly somewhat due to age) probably due to my attentions being wrested away by focusing on depressive thoughts. There's more to it than that however. I spent a great deal in my mind, in analytical mode poring over every action with an excruciating conscious awareness. Being stuck in this state perpetually, combined with the overthinking to the point of physical pain, my compulsive need to cater to an uncompromising and vague set of standards I carry around with me that more constitutes my idea of 'excellence', the further hindrance of tricky neuroses, and just an all-around "trying too hard" mentality all seems to create the perfect storm of cognitive malfunctions as of late.

I have a frenetic train of thought too, so many layers of thought - and layers within those layers - are all viciously locking into each other, tangling themselves. To where I'll even sometimes now forget what I was trying to focus on in the middle of that thought. Oddly, I still have good memory in other regards, and still have the sporadic bursts of recall that I've always been pretty good at. I'd always prided myself on my exceptional memory, but now I'm definitely suffering. I'm hesitant to even say I have a compromised memory, because I'm told one can reinforce the belief if they assert it like that. Perhaps it's not that simple, but I suppose I am superstitious in that respect.

Who can I do about this? Who can I talk to? I'd like to speak to someone well-versed in the subject. I'd ask on Quora, but I can't elaborate on my questions: explain the nuances, the details.
OblivionIsAtHand wrote:Memory issues to such an irksome degree is a relatively new phenomenon for me, but it's something I've been experiencing more and more (possibly somewhat due to age) probably due to my attentions being wrested away by focusing on depressive thoughts. There's more to it than that however. I spent a great deal in my mind, in analytical mode poring over every action with an excruciating conscious awareness. Being stuck in this state perpetually, combined with the overthinking to the point of physical pain, my compulsive need to cater to an uncompromising and vague set of standards I carry around with me that more constitutes my idea of 'excellence', the further hindrance of tricky neuroses, and just an all-around "trying too hard" mentality all seems to create the perfect storm of cognitive malfunctions as of late.

I have a frenetic train of thought too, so many layers of thought - and layers within those layers - are all viciously locking into each other, tangling themselves. To where I'll even sometimes now forget what I was trying to focus on in the middle of that thought. Oddly, I still have good memory in other regards, and still have the sporadic bursts of recall that I've always been pretty good at. I'd always prided myself on my exceptional memory, but now I'm definitely suffering. I'm hesitant to even say I have a compromised memory, because I'm told one can reinforce the belief if they assert it like that. Perhaps it's not that simple, but I suppose I am superstitious in that respect.

Who can I do about this? Who can I talk to? I'd like to speak to someone well-versed in the subject. I'd ask on Quora, but I can't elaborate on my questions: explain the nuances, the details.


This is a quotation from somebody other than me, ginalovea, please ignore it.

-- Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:40 pm --

No, I guess Oblivion At Hand wrote it. Sorry.
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