People (mistakenly) say that I am forgetful. I think I have selective, random, disjointed hypermnesia. I remember all sorts of shit . . Might not be WHAT I want to remember, might not be WHEN I want to remember it, but I still think I got hypermnesia. ----- Word of the Day: hypermnesia \hye-perm-NEE-zhee-uh\ noun : abnormally vivid or complete memory or recall of the past ----------- Larry responded from Ohio: My condition is remarkably similar -- and people also say (correctly, I fear) that I am forgetful. Not that I've actually forgotten anything; it's just that I don’t remember it at the correct moment. I'll remember someone's birthday is coming up weeks in advance -- too soon to do anything about it -- and then again after the fact. But NOT at the moment when it's appropriate to act. And then there are all the things I know that I know, but that I can’t seem to summon to memory precisely when I want to recall them -- the way I used to be able to. They tell me that's more or less part of the natural aging process. I'm waiting for the signs indicating the onset of Alzheimer's. Bottom line: I don’t think you're suffering from hypermnesia. It's more likely geriamnesia -- forgetting you're getting older. If that's not a word, it should be. It's a condition many baby boomers have intentionally cultivated.