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senior moment

An instance in which one forgets something or acts strangely or foolishly, humorously attributed to one's advanced age. I thought Mom knew Joe's phone number, but she's having a senior moment and can't remember it either.
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a senior moment

INFORMAL
A senior moment is an occasion when someone, usually an elderly person, makes a silly mistake or forgets something. He is 69 in February and sometimes has a senior moment, when the flow of words dries up. Note: This expression is used humorously.
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senior moment

an untoward incident, especially one exhibiting forgetfulness, that is attributed to old age. informal humorous
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senior moment

n. a lapse of memory in an older person. I had a senior moment and forgot your name. Sorry.
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senior moment

A temporary lapse of memory, a kind of forgetfulness experienced increasingly as one ages. The term dates from the second half of the 1900s and has become so popular that a game for improving one’s mental acuity is named “Senior Moment.” Paul Krugman’s review of a book about the United States’s aging population and the economic outlook was entitled America’s Senior Moment (New York Review of Books, March 10, 2005).
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If you want to try Senior Moment on top of that, consult your doctor to be sure it's appropriate and safe for you.
Daily supplementation of one to two Senior Moment capsules promises to help reduce the risk of memory decline, and more intense supplementation of three to six capsules daily promises to help to correct an current deficit and help restore the phospholipid profile of synaptic membranes.
Senior moments also can be related to stress, depression, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular disease and/or medications.
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It was only a matter of time before someone tried to market Senior Moment pills.
And he had a self-confessed 'senior moment' in Never Can Say Goodbye when he forgot a verse.
Nutramax, a privately held company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of nutritional products, recently launched Senior Moment, an advanced memory-enhancing supplement.
BY DAVID ANDERSON SIR ALEX FERGUSON did not make many mistakes - but he admits he had a "senior moment" when he sold Jaap Stam.
Indeed that very number was a catalyst for me deciding that I should seek early retirement, for in a very senior moment I tried to gain access on a security door at my place of work using the Co-op number.
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This phenomenon is often referred to as a "senior moment"--when you cannot recall the name of a movie you saw, a book you read, or someone you met just recently.
His old dear had a wee senior moment recently when she went in to the butcher's and asked if they had any of those "Cumbernauld" sausages...
That old dog Sammy was under orders to wear a tag round his neck with details of our hotel should he have a senior moment on our wee soiree.
"We have a laugh about hot flushes, and if I forget something I say 'Sorry just having a senior moment!'," says Chris.
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