The biggest looming fear as we get older is keeping our wits about us. There are those moments of recognizing our memory isn’t as good as it used to be. I remember when I had lunch with a very good older friend when I realized she was not thinking the way she normally did. But there was no talking to her. She was paranoid. She had never been like that before.
I soon came to find that she had Alzheimer’s. My understanding is that if we are aware we are not remembering as well as we used to, we most likely do not have Alzheimer’s. My experience with my friend was a change in personality. She was mad at a friend. Before she was very accepting of our human mistakes. She was paranoid. I had never experienced her that way before. She was blaming. Very unlike her. She could not see herself properly. I understand that is more how “losing my mind” presents.
So if you are experiencing memory slips, and recognize it, don’t worry too much. Of course, I will always do what I can to help my brain. Brain health, for me, is at the top of my list!