Memory Loss

Nothing can last forever. There isn't any memory, no matter how intense, that doesn't fade out at last - Juan Rulfo

Memory Loss
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How I Cope With My Fear Of Memory Loss

My fears lurk all over my mind, hiding behind the bigger neurons of my brain, sometimes under tiny veins, near the cortex ... watching me, taunting me, terrifying me. I try to keep them in check by reading. This evening I picked up a dusty volume of poetry that promised to keep the ghosts of my fears at bay. I chanced upon John Keats (1795-1821) and his poem When I have fears that I may cease to be. Horrors, I said to myself, this man, this boy, who wrote the poem when he was around 22 only, also had fears. He must have had many, because he committed suicide at age 25, if I am not mistaken.

John Keats had fears that he would die…

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 How I Cope With My Fear Of Memory Loss

I have, then, decided to be positive, shake off my fears about forgetfulness, “forget” my dreads and carry on with my life. Too bad if I forget something, whatever it may be. I know I am not alone.

Montreal Cognitive Assessment MoCA

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment MoCA is a brief cognitive screening tool for Mild Cognitive Impairment.


Memory loss can be a confusing and frightening anxiety symptom. It's also an extremely common symptom, but the memoires that people lose are often so minute that people don't realize they're losing them. Memory loss is a byproduct of stress, but various other anxiety symptoms can actually create further memory loss as well.


Memory loss (amnesia) is unusual forgetfulness. You may not be able to remember new events, recall one or more memories of the past, or both. The memory loss may be for a short time and then resolve (transient). Or, it may not go away, and, depending on the cause, it can get worse over time.

National Institute on Aging

Understanding memory loss: what to do when you have trouble remembering.

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