Amazingly familiar situation. They put the necessary thing somewhere and cannot find it, and then say to yourself: “Sclerosis!” The youth utters this word with coquetry, and in the voice of an elderly person there is annoyance.
Most people consider this kind of forgetfulness a sign of age-related memory loss, although in this case it’s just a lack of attention. And since memory is closely related to intellectual activity, an older person may experience a pessimistic reassessment of his abilities, which he associates with the onset of old age. Continue reading