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I'll also start something and for get what i started to do I'll repeat something several times.

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The chinese fortune cookies are for the dog, aren't they? Mine loves them!
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If you're one of those people with a lot of stuff, it's much easier to actually lose stuff. What can actually help if this happens to be you is to shed and downsize to having less. That way, things are easier to find and you're less likely to lose track of something if you mislay it. Sometimes the less you have the easier it is to keep track of what you do have
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I lost two pair if glasses and am too blind to find them! I just drove to Walgreens because I had to! I need glasses so badly!
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Cho-coma...that's a new one, and very appropriate!
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Mom has been a chocoholic all her life, and I was not. But, I married one. He buys chocolate like there's no tomorrow........ah!, there's a revelation, haha!
My most favorite at this moment is: DOVE DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES. Walmart. Wake me up from my cho-coma, ok?

Yes GODIVA!

Yes, French Silk..............

She found the bottle of Nesquik and was pouring it to herself by the SPOONFULS....................I hid it................behind the oatmeal............in case you need it..........
M88
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Oh, better yet - get some French Silk pie for her.
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Mulatta, for a real treat, get your mother some Godiva chocolates. Lindt chocolates are refined chocolate as well. There's an out of this world chocolate treat, but I can't remember where I had it - I think it was Ruby Tuesday's. Or take her to a Big Boy that has a weekend brunch or daily salad bar with desserts and puddings - their chocolate pudding is sooooo creamy. Not al BBs have the chocolate puddings though.
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Mulata88, I agree with your mom. I find nothing appealing about Chinese fortune cookies, except for the fortunes. lol
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No joke everyone! I carry Milky Way and Three Musketeers for mom, because after her one meal of the day, she DEMANDS chocolate. Instantly after her meal. Well... she hates to go with us to the Chinese restaurant because all the give you, in her words: "That miserable little cookie that is of NO USE to me!"........hahahaha.............. So I get the chocolate, hand it go her with a large napkin and chewing away she goes!
She says that when she was a child, they took her and the kids in her grammar school grade to a chocolate factory in Mexico called "Larín", and she says the smell of the chocolate was just awesome, and makes me think of Willy Wonka, hahaha, and makes me feel like an UMPA LUMPA............hahaha!, ok, yes, I ate clown for lunch, sorry.
M88
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Cak, I'd also feel pretty tired and probably have a shoulder ache!
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GardenArtist, you'd feel like a character with all of those gadgets in your purse
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Jagee2603, I thought that you were the son of person who was dealing with Parkinson's, according to your profile. I think that many posters may have been under that impression to. I don't know much about Parkinson's, but maybe some here do and will respond. I would discuss your concerns with your doctor. He should be able to explain what to look for and offer some treatment too. It's great you are in recovery from cancer. Did you have chemo? I've heard that can cause one to have poor memory and brain fog.
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CAK, for those of us who are chocolaholics, we need to treat it as a major issue which requires backup and support. So carrying chocolate with us wherever we go is as mandatory as carrying an inhaler, insulin, an epi-pen and other medical devices.
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The first thing that gets put away when I return home from the supermarket is the chocolate. I'm a chocoholic just like my mother was
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My boss and I are both senior citizens and he always jokes that between the two of us there is one good brain :)

I do find I am much sharper at work, maybe because I have been that type of work most of my life, I can do it in my sleep. As for the caregiver stuff, I was thrown in that "job" with zero training and no one to guide me along.
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I'm 66 and i have Parkinson,Perifial neroupthy had cancer God took that away for me.I am looking for each stage I'm going to go through please.
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When I can't think clearly, I compare my mind to the action of a supercolliding superconductor - all the thoughts are bombarding each other and I can't even begin to find a path or method of organizing them. I remember the first mid-terms exams in college were like that.
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I find I do the same things when under stress. After I brought my baby home from the hospital - I was stressed and sleep deprived - and couldn't find my car keys for 3 days. I tore the house apart - looked in the freezer, etc and FINALLY found them on a bookshelf on top of some books. Why????

Actually - when I start misplacing things, forgetting things, or forgetting why I went to a particular room - I assess my stress. Usually the answer. that, or I need more sleep.

Take care
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As long as we don't forget where we put the chocolate, we will be okay.
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Yes, Send, how could chocolate be anything BUT good?!
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Garden, We AL know it was the chocolate.
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I sometimes do that and I'm only 62
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jagee I have been this way all my life..LOL and stress makes it worse, as does some medicines. Anything new in your meds? I blame it on stress!
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Sunnygirl, good points, especially the value of a good night's rest. I made the mistake of doing two sets of taxes after a not so good night's rest (taxes will do that to me and upset my sleep). Rechecking the following day revealed I'd made a large mistake. Rechecking again today revealed another mistake. Fortunately, they're all in our favor, but it's unsettling.

I'm going to do some more research on coconut oil capsules. I rely a lot on an herbal magazine, but am behind in reading that. Or maybe I'll just add more coconut to the fudge....I did notice that I think more clearly when I eat that fudge but always thought it was the chocolate.
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TRY to get more sleep and a little exercise. That can be tough. Every morning during my last precious hour of sleep, my husband wants to ask when we moved into this house (29 years ago), who owns it, whether or not it has a shower, and exactly who I am anyway. Sometimes it's a similar inquisition right before bedtime.
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Of course, consult with you doctor if you are alarmed, but I have a good story to report. After I became a caretaker, I grew alarmed about my memory and focus. It happened right after I started being the caregiver for my cousin, who has dementia. It was very stressful, plus, I was helping with my own parents and running my own business. I wasn't sure what was causing it and I'm still not positive. I suspect that I had too much on my plate. What I can say is that my concerns have faded away. I now feel MUCH more alert, focused and my memory seems fine. I wish I knew what the answer was, but here is what happened.

I relieved myself from some of the stress of caregiving. I still have responsibilities, but I know that she is being well care for. I do what I can for her and I don't overextend myself.

I discovered that I needed a Cpap machine for sleep. I don't have apnea, but I do have low oxygen when I'm sleeping. That is not good and it can take years off your life and make your brain and body suffer. NOW, I use my cpap and get good, quality sleep.

AND, I started taking Coconut Oil capsules. I can't say that they help for sure, but I intend to keep taking them. I feel MUCH better than I have in years. So, I suppose it's a combination of less stress, better sleep and Coconut oil.

Don't panic, as it might be something that can be remedied.
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Partsmom, I will have to try that.... too many times I am in a room wondering what it was that I needed in that room :P
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I read somewhere that going through doorways tends to "reset" the mind. I found that if I remind myself where I am going and why as I approach a doorway and repeat it as necessary I do know where I am and why.
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One thing to help to remember where you put things is to say out loud, yes out loud, "I am putting the cellphone on the kitchen table", etc. It might be difficult to do if your love one is calling for your help and you are in a rush, otherwise, give it a try :)
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If you forget where you put the keys -- no big deal.
If you forget what keys are for -- time to get concerned.

There is a difference in the kind of memory loss that may indicate a cognitive problem, and the kind that may be triggered by too much multi-tasking, too much stress, and not enough sleep.

If you are worried to a degree that is upsetting you, talk to your doctor about it. But if you still know what the keys are for and why the heck you are needing them right now, you sound pretty typical!
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