Name for Fear of Memory Loss Phobia?I have this fear is losing my memory (alzhiemers) and I'm not sure that there is a name for it.

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linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I found a web site that lists the names of dozens of phobias, but not one of them is a fear of losing one's memory. Whatever you call it, however, you're not the only person who has that fear. (I'm very close to 50, and I'll admit that every time I work to remember something I start to wonder about myself!). In the sources section, I've pasted a link to a newspaper article that discusses this very fear. Although the article is about the baby-boomer generation, it has some good advice for you and other young people about how to strengthen your mental reserves through diet, exercise, and other "life choices."

The most important thing for you to do now is to live your life without fear of what might happen 50 or 60 years from now. You're very young. Enjoy!!

amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'm not sure if there is a name for it either, but I did a quick bit of research and found a fabulous website you might be interested in...check out the link below to see if you can find your phobia on the "Phobia List".

Also, continue searching here at enotes for your answers.  There are lots of entries in the science category which may interest you and help you understand your concerns.  I have included a link to "phobia" on the psychology encyclopedia here at Enotes.

Good Luck, and thanks for using Enotes!

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I do not think that you need to worry about getting Alzheimer's Disease.  It will happen if it happens.  Nothing you can do will change it.  You can prevent it by keeping and active mind, and keeping both your mind and your body healthy for the rest of your life.

atyourservice | Student

Athazagoraphobia is defined because the fear of (or sturdy reaction to) forgetting

elekzy | Student

From my research, its called ALZHEIMERS.actually, its from the internet.

sewpoke2 | Student

The name for fear of forgetting things is "athazagoraphobia".  I found that at >

bloodwithreason | Student

I thought i was loseing my mind once turn out sleeping in a newly painted room is a bad idea

Dont worrey if u are loseing your mind its less to worrey about ^^

isaxgrl | Student

after a short web search-there doesn't appear to be an actual designation for "alzheimer's phobia".  However--focusing on such things actually becomes a self fulfilling prophecy in many cases. Better to focus on the present, on continuous acquisition of new knowledge and new skills. These are the things that have been shown (along with healthy diet and proper exercise levels) to maintain cognitive (including memory) function.

daddygirl | Student

your not loosing your mine at all ,sometimes i think to my self why why me but your not loosing your me

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