Sunday Scribblings: Fuzzy


On Sundays, I participate in Sunday Scribblings, a weekly writing prompt challenge. There are no rules within the challenge, however I am imposing the same rules that I follow for Five Minute Friday: Write for five minutes (or so). No editing, revising, or over thinking. Just write.

Today’s Topic: Fuzzy

It makes me sad that my memory has become so fuzzy over the past few years. People keep telling me that it’s just the way age is but I’m really not convinced. My best friend from childhood, Liberty, has an amazing memory. While my memory has not failed me on the big events in life, her memory can summon even the smaller moments. Maybe that’s why God has brought her back into my life; to trigger those happy days again and not dwell on the loss of my own memory.

I talked to my mom yesterday, and she had been to a party with one of my dad’s brothers, who has early stage of Alzheimer’s Disease. He’s maybe 10ish years older than my dad. My dad also has an older sister and another older brother whose memories have started failing pretty badly. It hit me last night that this could not only be my father’s near future but also my own, as Alzheimer’s and dementia are strongly related to genetics.

So if my memory is already so fuzzy at 36, what will it be like when I’m 66 like my father? Will it hit me sooner? Is there anything that I can do now to help keep it from happening?

This is why I write. This is why I blog. This is why I need to get back into the habit of writing on a regular basis again. Winter is gone, so hopefully my Seasonal Affective Disorder will soon take a vacation, as well.

Read other Sunday Scribblings posts on the topic of ‘Fuzzy’.

 

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings: Fuzzy

  1. Alzheimer’s and dementia are indeed scary, especially when there is a family history. Of course there are other causes for memory loss too, chemical imbalance, medical issues, and often just not paying close attention to detail, too much stress, or too many things on the mind. I am terrible about remembering names and details. I make notes constantly, I forget something when walking to the next room. I am 59, but I have been this way since I was much younger, and at times it can be so frustrating!

  2. Having a good memory is both a blessing and a curse.Yes,I remember all the sweet,fun memories of childhood.But,I also remember the painful ones with vivid detail as well. The joy of the good ones are worth it though.

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