Should I be concerned?
My first post to the board so go easy on me.
I'm male, 46 years old and a tad concerned about my mental faculties. My short-term memory is not what it once was whereby, for example, names of people, events from yesterday, draw a blank. There are occasions when trying to recall 'things' that there is simply 'nothing there'. My long-term memory, however, is perfectly fine and I can remember the smallest of details from 40+ years ago with absolute clarity.
I have put this down to middle-age and the natural effects of the ageing process. This morning, however, I experienced something new and extremely odd.
I was backing out of my garage as I normally do when leaving for work. All of a sudden a feeling/sensation came over me where I believed that I was at an old address. In short, I was convinced that I was backing out of my old home's garage rather than that of the home where I have lived in for almost 2 years now. It took a good 15-20 seconds before I 'convinced' myself that I was at my current home and the not one I left almost 10 years ago.
I'm probably borrowing trouble, I know. However, this incident obviously has me a tad concerned. I have no medical history of neurological problems but, in my younger days, I did play football and spent 4-5 years smashing my head on the gridiron. I only had a couple of minor concussions - or so I believe - and nothing more.
Has anyone else experienced the "I'm currently in a different/old place" sensation that I described above? Should I be concerned? Or am I just borrowing trouble?