ANOSOGNOSIA: over 65, you’ve got it!


If you think you are suffering memory loss, read on.

Anosognosia, very interesting:

In the following analysis, the French Professor Bruno Dubois, Director of the Institute of Memory and Alzheimer’s Disease (IMMA) at La Pitié-Salpêtrière – Paris Hospital addresses the subject in a rather reassuring way:

“If anyone is aware of their memory problems, they do not have Alzheimer’s.”

Normal forgetfulness due to ageing:

  1. forget the names of family members or friends.
  2. forget where things have been put.

It often happens in people 60 years and older who complain that they lack memory.

“The information is always in the brain, it is the “processor” that is lacking.”

This is “Anosognosia” or temporary or ageing-related forgetfulness.

Half of the people 60 and older have some symptoms that are due to age rather than disease. The most common cases are:

  • forgetting the name of a person,
  • going to a room in the house and not remembering why we were going there,
  • a blank memory for a movie title or actor, an actress,
  • a waste of time searching for where we left our glasses or keys.

After 60 years most people have such a difficulty, which indicates that it is not a disease but rather a characteristic due to the passage of years.

Many people are concerned about these oversights hence the importance of the following statements:

  1. “Those who are conscious of being forgetful have no serious problem of memory.”
  2. “Those who suffer from a memory illness or Alzheimer’s are not aware of what is happening.”

Professor Bruno Dubois, Director of IMMA, reassures the majority of people concerned about their oversights:

“The more we complain about memory loss, the less likely we are to suffer from memory sickness.”

Now for a little neurological test:

Only use your eyes! No finger or digital assistance.

1- Find the C in the table below!







2- If you found the C, then find the 6 in the table below.







3- Now find the N in the table below. Attention, it’s a little more







If you pass these three tests without a problem:

  • you can cancel your annual visit to the neurologist.
  • your brain is in perfect shape!
  • you are far from having any relationship with Alzheimer’s.

You are truly blessed. Enjoy the New Year and share this with your over 55 friends, so they can feel some reassurance about their memory losses.

If you are over 65 and complaining about a few aches and pains, think again …….

92% of people didn’t even get that opportunity!!

Be pleased with your situation and be happy you’re into another year!

God bless and have a great new year!

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