Experiencing mind fog, forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating?

Forget where you put your keys? Lost your car in the car park? Forgotten that appointment you needed to go to?

Middle-aged people often complain of mind fog, forgetfulness, and difficulty concentrating. The cause is usually stress, poor health, poor nutrition, too much multi-tasking or not being in control of your life – being responsive to other people’s demands and needs instead of your own: old parents, children and young adults who haven’t yet left home. It also has a lot to do with having lived long enough for your memory to have made multiple associations so that it takes longer to search your memory for a name or a location.

Many middle-aged people, however, are afraid that that any kind of memory loss means that they are developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The American Alzheimer’s Association has listed five signs to help you assess the degree of your difficulty:

  • It’s normal to forget to serve the vegetable that you prepared for a meal. It’s not normal to prepare a meal and forget to serve it.
  • It’s normal to forget why you walked into a room. It’s not normal to get lost in your own house.
  • It’s normal to lose your keys. It’s not normal to look for them in the aquarium.
  • It’s normal to have problems balancing your chequebook. It’s not normal to forget altogether what to do with numbers.
  • It’s normal to forget to make a dental appointment. It’s not normal to stop brushing your teeth.

Now that you know what is normal and what isn’t, you also need to know that it is possible to improve your memory with Associative Cognitive Recall (ACR) techniques. ACR is a model of how the memory works that has been developed from current research. You are your memory: regain confidence and de-stress with some simple techniques.

Improve your memory with ACR:   See our courses

Please note: if you continue to be worried about dementia, put your mind at rest and visit your local medical practitioner for a full physical examination.  The Working Memory Institute cannot stop the progress of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.