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Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how is manifests itself:

I decide to wash my car. As I start toward to the garage, I notice
that there is mail on the hall table. I decide to go through the
mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the trash
can under the table, and notice that the trash can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the
trash first, but then I think that since Iím going to be near the
mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my
desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking. Iím going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I donít accidentally knock it over.

I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eyeĖthey need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter and I discover my reading
glasses that Iíve been searching for all morning.

I decide Iíd better put them back on my desk, but first Iím going to
water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water, and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight, when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will remember that itís on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first Iíll water the flowers.

I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day; the car isnít washed, the bills arenít paid,
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers arenít watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook,

I canít find the remote, I canít find my glasses, and I donít remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, Iím really baffled because I know I was busy all day long and Iím really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and Iíll try to get some help for it.
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Brian,

Sounds like a tipical day to me. Who am I?

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I think I might have that too.

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Well I'm reasonably sure of why I've walked into two rooms, the kitchen and the bathroom. Aside form that it can get sketchy at times.

My wife makes notes and puts them on the fridge door which is great but it would be far more effective if she put them on the ice cream, pie, or basically any food in the fridge where I'll likely have a better chance to actual read them.

My short term memory usually works fair, never has been great, but if I ever do get dementia it won't likely be as apparent as it is on most. I've always been one that can lay a tool down , go to get something I need for the task, come back and can't seem to find the tool I just had. Been that way forever. My mother was the one that has that gene and passed it on. My grandmother always said mom needed a name tag less she forget her name and address. So I come by it honestly.

But all kidding aside, it can be both tiresome and frustrating at times. Funny thing is I don't forget we have a date night and am going out for dinner, or what my favorite meal is at each restaurant we go to let alone desert. That seems to be well filed away and at the front.

But where I just laid that saw blade I just changed out......if I don't put it where it belongs at the time I'm changing the blades I may well "loose it" for a while. That's also why I draw out my projects and triple check my measurements before cutting. But then that's just good practice anyway right?
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Perhaps you suffer from "but first disease" which is very common and will strike everyone at sometime.
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My life in a Nutshell LOL
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Boy, I'm sure glad I'm more organized than you people. When I see I need to do stuff like that, I just say to Hell with it, I'll do it tomorrow, get a cup of coffee, sit down, and watch utube.
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I know how this is. My van has not been washed in 6 months but I have started to do it at least a dozen times. I won't even mention the tools that I intend to get out of the van and put in the shop where they belong.

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This would be funny if it wasn't so close to how my life has become as I am getting older.
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