I'm still in my early 30's but I'm having serious issues with memorization.
Say for example I am in a conversation. I wait for my turn to interject my feedback. This could be 1-on-1, other person doing the talking. Or this could be 1-to-many where I have an idea or scenario I want to toss in there, but to not be rude, wait for my turn.
So I place the idea into 'pending' in the short term as I continue listening while attempting to feed in more of the conversation and run whatever is said into my head. Depending on duration, time lapse, interest, and timing to interject, I have noticed that I am frequently missing the mark to remember what I was going to say. This is perhaps due to absent-mindedness or thought process overload.
On occasion, I would spend double the effort to backtrack and attempt to remember what I was going to say or ask. I find that there is a less than 40% of remembering exactly what I was going to ask at that point in time.
Writing ideas down while other people are speaking may seem rude. Recording the conversation when applicable could be creepy (or unlawful) if they find out.
So with this said, as time continues, I am finding myself having the difficulty of keeping thoughts in check for short-term memory.
Long term memory are sometimes affected as well. For example, first date, birthday parties, and the likes. Usually guys don't pay attention to clothing worn, food(s) ordered, topics discussed, when, time, etc... but he would remember the event happened, why it happened, how it happened.
I'm finding that I'm unable to recall in greater detail of why or how unless I try really hard or it'll just come into my head when I'm not thinking about it at all.
What are your experiences with your short and long term memories? Do you feel like you're losing your mind if you are experiencing forgetfulness? Or perhaps do you feel negligent for not being more responsible to keep such memories 'fresh', 'prioritized', and 'on top'?