It’s the classic, isn’t it – ‘I remember their face so well, but I just cannot put a name to it…..’ Well, to be honest, I have had name ‘apnea’ for decades so cannot really attribute it to increasing age – although…. Is it getting worse?…..
However I was both amused and cheered by a recent poll by the Trending Machine which found that on 10 measures of forgetfulness (remembering names, remembering your keys, what day it is, to bring lunch, take your medicine, have a shower etc) the over 55s were highest scorers on only two – remembering names and remembering passwords. On all of the others 18-34 year-olds fared worse!
The Trending Machine experts puts this down to the greater stress and the higher need to multi-task of the 18-34 year-old group, but is that all there is to it? The link was sent to me by an electrosensitivity group, EMRefugees and I wonder, as they obviously did, whether high exposure to electromagnetic pollution in the younger age group might not also be implicated.