I just looked up “a fear of forgetting” and found this, which I hope I don’t forget.
I have a fear of forgetting
- to take my medicine, especially my Coumadin,
- people’s names,
- people’s birthdays,
- how to operate my car whenever I bring it in for it’s yearly inspection,
- other important things I need to do at infrequent intervals,
- something I’m going to need whenever I leave the house,
- how to do a therapy group in person (which I’m going to do this month for the first time since the pandemic started), and
- how to reassure myself and calm myself down when I’m having fears.
I also have a fear of being forgotten, so maybe I really do have (hold on, what’s the name again?) ….athazagoraphobia!
I actually don’t have a fear of forgetting that name, because I can always look it up again.
I tell my patients — who often have a fear of forgetting, especially as they age — that anxiety makes us more forgetful and that forgetting things is often normal. For example, as we age, we often have trouble retrieving nouns and names. And althazagoraphobia is a noun and a name.
Oooops! So close …. it’s athazagoraphobia.
Do you see the fear of forgetting in any of my images for today?
I have a fear of forgetting to share the National Days on Twitter, but so far so good.
Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “a fear of forgetting.”
I have no fear if forgetting to thank all those who help me create these daily posts, including YOU!