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forgetfulness

The usual natural consequence of inattention or of overburdening a well-stocked mind with trivia. Failure to retrieve a memory becomes more likely the larger the number of similar memories that depend on the same cues. Abnormal (pathological) forgetfulness is the main feature of DEMENTIA and of AMNESIA. forme fruste, a disease at an early stage, or arrested by treatment, prior to the development of its full characteristics.
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Women are slightly more forgetful than men with 36% paying for unused services compared to 31% of men.
Women appear to be more absent-minded than men, with 16 per cent being forgetful in the last two years compared with 12 per cent of male drivers.
Susan said: "Towards the end Mam became very confused and forgetful.
Emrn plays Vidya's forgetful hubby and to set the mood of the film, he appeared in a red polkadot nightsuit.
Forgetful, hot flushes, night sweats, heavy or scant periods.
But then - and this is where the memory thing comes in - she confirmed she was getting forgetful too.
QMy 62-year-old father seems to have been getting very forgetful of late.
FORGETFUL patients and visitors have left 66 necklaces, 52 ear-rings, 50 bracelets, 107 rings and 132 watches in hospitals around Scotland in the last year.
Restaurant staff are slower and forgetful, pharmacy staff are rude and indifferent.
Aren't these items missed by their hapless and forgetful owners?
She hilariously talks about getting forgetful, becoming "invisible" and lying awake at night, while also dealing with having a 19-year-old daughter.