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01-07-2007, 08:36 PM
Hello all,
I am writing a health article on age related memory loss related for a national pub.

Looking for people in the age group of 45-75 who can give accounts of their memory lapses. Though it's not necessary, still if you can provide your photographs that would be great!

If you can give accounts of any of the following, I would be interested in interviewing you:

a) Funny accounts of memory lapses like how you once forgot where you had put your glasses etc.
b) How you first thought you had Alzheimer's, but medical check ups ruled that out.
c) Any special "hacks" or tricks you try to keep your brain in top gear in old age.
d)Any other aspect of old age related memory loss that you might want to share.
If you would like to share your story or know anyone who might be an appropriate candidate for this, either PM me or reply here.

Thank you,

P.S I understand that 45-65 is not old age, but that's the target audience of the pub, and the article discusses memory loss due to ageing ( not necessarily related to Dementia or Alzheimer's)

01-08-2007, 05:42 PM

01-08-2007, 06:05 PM
For this type of thing you would probably do better to visit a nursing home, Senior Citizens center, or some other place where groups of seniors congregate. Maybe even post a note on the bulletin board of whatever grocery stores are in your area (leave a tear-off number, since, well, they might forget it otherwise :-).

I used to work near a Senior Citizens center (anyone could go and have lunch there; it just cost a dollar or two more if you weren't a senior); they seemed to be friendly, helpful bunch

01-08-2007, 06:18 PM
Hello all,
Looking for people in the age group of 45-65 who can give accounts of their memory lapses. ...Any other aspect of old age related memory loss that you might want to share.

Hi Spider!
The problem I see might be that 45-65 isn't considered old age. That's middle age nowadays. You might want to either say "middle age" or up the age span to 65-85.

01-08-2007, 07:01 PM
Gee, spider, I'm 45 but don't consider myself into "old age" just yet.

I'm a mother with a son in kindergarten, two daughters in middle school...not yet ready for a walker or wheelchair!

01-08-2007, 07:26 PM
Phew! Made some changes on the first post!

01-08-2007, 08:31 PM
Consider lunching an Outreach worker at your local senior citizen's or over-50s club.

01-09-2007, 12:23 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. The hunt is still on. Anyone know of online resources where I could find such people?

Anonymous Traveler
01-10-2007, 09:13 AM
For what it is worth, my dad, 88 is in a home for Alzheimer's. My sister described the whole exercise as "Groundhog Day (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/combined)"

01-11-2007, 08:59 PM
Yay! I have a great second-hand story. I saw the band Helmet play at Michigan State University, and before they came out Timothy Leary spoke. He said, "Senility is wasted on old people." He said it's like a mild marijuana buzz that sticks with you all day.