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Factors That Lead To Forgetfulness

Insomnia, anxiety, depression and various mental health issues can lead to memory loss, as well as a decline in other cognitive skills like attention, language, and executive function.

The many memory-related problems are absent-mindedness, blocking of a certain piece of information, fading memories, and incorrect recall.

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Certain facts or events simply fade from our minds, something known as transience. The brain cannot store all information infinitely.

... by a set of criteria and habits known as DANCERS:

Sometimes a piece of information is stuck in our minds but is not getting recalled. We know the information but cannot label it or remember the actual name.

We cannot be expected to hold on to all the information we have accumulated in our lives, at all times.

  • When our brains are engaged in too many different tasks, we tend to forget simple things.
  • The way to avoid absent-mindedness is to make use of a task list that lists out the activities in order of importance and trying to focus on only one task at a time.
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We often jumble up the information, a common error known as misattribution, when we recognize someone incorrectly or swap pieces of information.

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