forgetfulness forgetfulness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) tendency to forget
  2. (n) unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember

Usage(s):

  1. By the time the first signs of forgetfulness and confusion set in, experts believe, the disease has already been ravaging the brain for a decade or more, causing irreversible damage.
  2. His forgetfulness was about to land him a job.
  3. She started experiencing mild forgetfulness at 77, followed by difficulty balancing her checkbook, completing crossword puzzles and addressing Christmas cards.

News

  1. Aging stereotypes can hurt older adults' memory

    Simply reminding older adults about stereotypes of aging and forgetfulness exacerbates real memory problems, reveals important new research from the USC Davis School of Gerontology. But the study also reveals a easy way to combat the problem.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Roundup: What You Missed The Weekend Kaner Went To Margaritaville

    The Summer Of Kaner Doesn't Really Begin Until Jimmy Buffett Shows Up Neymar Scores Golazo Against Spain, Is The Truth This Might Be The Dumbest GIF Ever This Is Where The Debate Over "Redskins" Went Completely Off The Rails Gennady Golovkin Obliterated Matthew Macklin With A Lethal Body Blow New ESPN Ombud Finds Breezy Forgetfulness Over Broussard Fracas How To Make Kebabs, Because You Like To ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Deadspin

  3. Senior moment? Stereotypes about aging can hurt older adults' memory, but there's an easy fix

    ( University of Southern California ) Simply reminding older adults about stereotypes of aging and forgetfulness exacerbates real memory problems, reveals important new research from the USC Davis School of Gerontology. But the study also reveals a easy way to combat the problem.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "May the Shoah be a warning for all against forgetfulness, denial or reductionism, because violence committed against one single human being is violence against all," the Pope said.
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Cardinal Francis George Source: Times of Malta

  2. "It was my loneliness and forgetfulness of my past teachings that caused me to convert to Islam," Armstrong, who was raised Catholic, wrote. "I know that my actions caused great controversy over the past few weeks. I had no idea that a...
    on Oct 27, 2004 By: Andrea Armstrong Source: USA Today

  3. During his closing homily, Benedict said that there was a "strange forgetfulness of God," while at same time the sense of frustration and dissatisfaction has led to a "new explosion of religion."
    on Aug 21, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Washington Post

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