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Forgetfulness

See also Carelessness.
Absent-Minded Beggar, The
ballad of forgetful soldiers who fought in the Boer War. [Br. Lit.: “The Absent-Minded Beg-gars” in Payton, 3]
absent-minded professor
personification of one too contemplative to execute practical tasks. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
jujube
causes loss of memory and desire to return home. [Classical Myth.: Leach, 561–562]
Lethe
river of Hades which induced forgetfulness. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 687; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
limbo
place or condition of neglect and inattention (from Dante). [Western Folklore: Espy, 124]
Lotophagi
African people, eaters of an amnesia-inducing fruit. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Br. Lit.: “The Lotus-Eaters” in Norton, 733–736]
Madison, Percival Wemys
character who no longer remembers his name. [Br. Lit.: Lord of the Flies]
soma
drug that induces forgetfulness. [Br. Lit.: Brave New World]
Winkle, Rip Van
awakening from 20 years’ sleep, forgets how things have changed. [Am. Lit.: Sketch Book, Payton, 574]
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It's best to remember forgetfulness and memory problems don't automatically indicate dementia.
Forgetfulness at the level of worldly matters can be excusable but one must not forget the Creator.
"Brain blips can be more serious, which is why they are important to check," said Braun, explaining that everyday forgetfulness could also be a side effect of a number of medical conditions such as B12 or B1 vitamin deficiency, dementia, an infection, a stroke, even a brain tumor or epilepsy.
While some forgetfulness is common with aging, its effect on how you function in day-to-day life may be the difference between being mildly forgetful and having more severe forms of memory loss.
There are no instant cures for forgetfulness, but these techniques and lifestyle changes can help preserve and improve your memory.
What distinguishes his new novel, Kuca secanja i zaborava (The house of memories and forgetfulness), from Bosnian and Herzegovinian (Devad Karahasan, Igor tiks) or Croatian (Daa Drndia) writers is the opening theme of evil, its constantly changing form and extent in a wider context.
Yet, studies show that more than half of glaucoma patients do not adhere to their prescribed treatment plans due to factors that include difficulty in applying eye drops, lack of medication education, and forgetfulness. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, Calif., is providing patients six tips to help them overcome medication challenges:
IF so, the good news is it may mean you have fewer problems with thinking and forgetfulness in later life.
In lab experiments, the group of scientists had already found indications earlier that the so-called dopamine D2 receptor gene (DRD2) plays a part in forgetfulness. DRD2 has an essential function in signal transmission within the frontal lobes.
Dementia affects everyone in different ways, but according to the Alzheimer's Society, common signs of dementia include: Struggling to remember recent events, although you can easily recall things that happened in the past; Finding it hard to follow conversations or programmes on television; Forgetting the names of friends or everyday objects; Being unable to recall things you have heard, seen or read; Repeating yourself or losing the thread of what you are saying; Having problems thinking and reasoning; Feeling anxious, depressed or angry about your forgetfulness; Finding that other people start to comment on your forgetfulness; Feeling confused even when in a familiar environment.
New York- based artist Priyanka Dasgupta's interdisciplinary installation named Forgetfulness was inspired by her grandmother.