What was I going to say? It was important too!


By National Seniors Australia Chief Advocate, Ian Henschke

So, it is not just me or other oldies who forget what they were going to say just before they’re about to say it.

I used to think it was because of my atrophying ageing brain or, heaven forbid, onset of dementia. But it seems children are even more prone to this phenomenon. Which strangely makes me feel a lot better!

Responding to a question from a 12 year old reader, The Conversation news site says it’s because we are dual-tasking just before we talk.

“Forgetting things is normal for everyone and can happen when you are doing too many things at once. When it happens to you, take a deep breath and relax! Perhaps those words will come back to you later when you clear your head and re-energise.”

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