I haven't lost my mind; I have a tape back-up somewhere. Anon
I've written before about our cognitive abilities being tested as part of our application for long-term care insurance. You remember...those ten words that have nothing to do with one another but we had to keep repeating them at unexpected times during the interview? For the record, I still know those words...well, all except the tenth one I didn't know when I wrote that post and haven't remembered since. Obviously, buzzed in one ear and out the other, never latching on to a brain cell in between.
The results are in: We passed. I was a little surprised when the agent told us they one out of every two or three applications but then I don't have any experience with the pool of people who are applying for that type of insurance. Maybe half of them have one foot in the nursing home door.
It's nice to have proof that our cognitive abilities are in tact. Think about it: We'd all like to believe we're still mentally sharp but how many of us have proof? When you walk into a room and forget what it was you went there to get, you might question if those brain cells had quit communicating with one another. Not so at our house; some higher authority has pronounced our brain cells cognitively fit.
And that's the standing joke in our house these days whenever we do something we didn't intend or forget to do something we meant to do. We're not losing it...we have proof.