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Old 12-15-2018, 04:35 PM #1
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This is so humiliating. I am 36 years old and cannot remember anything. I cannot remember passwords I changed 10 minutes ago. Not only humiliating, but scary. No one my age forgets this stuff except me. I won't write anything down, lest someone look around & find these & hack my accounts. Is there anything I can do to strengthen my memory so I stop being a complete blithering idiot?
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Is this new? I would see your doctor if this is new and abnormal behaviour.
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This is so humiliating. I am 36 years old and cannot remember anything. I cannot remember passwords I changed 10 minutes ago. Not only humiliating, but scary. No one my age forgets this stuff except me. I won't write anything down, lest someone look around & find these & hack my accounts. Is there anything I can do to strengthen my memory so I stop being a complete blithering idiot?
in order to h ave accounts online you have to have email account. what I do is put a file in my email account for passwords and confirmations. I write an email to myself what the account is and what the password that goes with that account is. that way any time I forget my password because of my meds and such I just visit my email account.

my emoail account is something that I never forget...

obnoxious things like I brush my teeth every day or I watch the same tv show every day...

something that is part of my every day life.

i also tell at least one person what my password and account is (example my wife knows) that way when i forget some one else knows.

my suggestion is think about your life and what is that one thing you do every day (everyone has that one habit, hobby or behavior or routine that they do every single day) make your passwords something to do with that.

maybe go online during the same time every day so that that will jog your memory.
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Here are links to 5 articles, from PsychCentral's archives, that discuss ways to improve one's memory:

8 Tips for Improving Your Memory

Strategies for Improving Memory

Memory and Mnemonic Devices

4 Ways to Supercharge Your Working Memory for Free

5 Tips for Keeping Your Memory Sharp!

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For passwords, do what I do and use a password vault. Something like LastPass, StickyPassword, or another similar software.


They store all of your passwords in an encrypted password vault that is unlocked by one master password. The encryption is similar to what banks and government websites use to protect your information. They will let you generate a random password for each account or app and store your username and password in the vault and easily copy/past everything into the login page when you need to log in.


I have premium StickyPassword myself. You can buy it for a one time fee of around $120 or purchase a monthly subscription. I get easy, secure access to my password across all of my devices which makes me life so much easier. I lucked out and got it at a deep discount for being a student but it would still be worth it to purchase at full price.


If nothing else, it beats remembering 30+ different passwords.
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Deterioration of cognitive ability, memory, executive function can all be signs of illness...however they may also be due to hormone imbalance and even lack of restful sleep. I would most definitely speak to a trusted GP just to rule out anything sinister.

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I'm so sorry you're struggling, ak482 If this problem is common, I'd suggest to see a doctor. Maybe that could help. You could also find some ways to help your memory. There may be several causes for this. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this
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Hello ak482. I am sorry that you are struggling with memory issues. There can be many reasons for changes in memory; temporary or otherwise. I think your first step would be to go for testing and information.

Your MD can refer you to either a Neuropsychologist or Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) for cognitive testing. Neuropsych folks tend to focus on testing only whereas an outpatient SLP can also provide therapy to improve attention, memory, and executive function if they assess you as a suitable candidate for treatment. You need the referral for testing from your MD first.

All of this of course depends on how you score on testing and what the professionals determine as a likely cause. You didn't mention if you have a history of learning disability, brain injury, or chronic illness. Some mental illnesses such as depression can reduce a person's ability to focus and therefore cause them to forget things. That can also happen when a person has a lot of anxiety. A good MD will look at the whole picture of your physical, emotional, and cognitive health. He/she might even suggest some bloodwork to check if you are running low on any important vitamins as that can affect cognition.

There are many options available for improving or compensating for cognitive impairment. Particularly given that you are so young and aware of your own abilities. I encourage you to openly discuss with your GP to get started. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to worry, and worrying alone can make it tricky to remember things.

Good luck and best wishes to you. I hope you find some answers and options.
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You're not an idiot. 💜

Gingko biloba is something that purports to improve memory. You could try taking that. I also recommend seeing a doctor.
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I have downloaded like two of these types of apps but never used them. Are they really that easy?
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For passwords, do what I do and use a password vault. Something like LastPass, StickyPassword, or another similar software.


They store all of your passwords in an encrypted password vault that is unlocked by one master password. The encryption is similar to what banks and government websites use to protect your information. They will let you generate a random password for each account or app and store your username and password in the vault and easily copy/past everything into the login page when you need to log in.


I have premium StickyPassword myself. You can buy it for a one time fee of around $120 or purchase a monthly subscription. I get easy, secure access to my password across all of my devices which makes me life so much easier. I lucked out and got it at a deep discount for being a student but it would still be worth it to purchase at full price.


If nothing else, it beats remembering 30+ different passwords.
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