Memory Loss

I will remember

Is it true that the older you get the harder it is to remember things? I ask because I honestly think there must be some truth to this. I can try to force myself to remember something – a phone number, a clip of a conversation, the way a picture looks, an important date or meeting – and only moments later it is completely gone from my head as if it never actually existed. What is that all about? I swear I used to remember anything I set my mind to. I could memorize plays, long speeches, dates, times, places. I could recall the most useless of information without hardly a strain. Now? Not so much. I am surprised I remember my address or phone number. Or how to get home from work. I just feel the memories and ability to remember slipping away. Is this normal or is there something wrong with me?