# 老年性瞬間失憶

Several senior moments have featured in the news of over recent months. At the beginning of February, Ed Balls forgot the name of Bill Thomas, his business ally. A few weeks later, Green party leader Natalie Bennett had a terrible time remembering her party’s policies when she was interviewed by Nick Ferrari on LBC. And I bet Ed Miliband hopes that we’ve forgotten that he forgot to mention the economy in his Labour Party conference speech last autumn. I have every sympathy for these politicians, because I am I’m almost exactly the same age as they are, and I can’t remember a damn darn thing.

I’ve always been absent-minded. In my 30s, I I’d regularly park my car in town for the evening and then forget where I I’d left it. It wasn’t unusual for me to forget what I’ve I’d been doing the day before. And I’ve often had trouble putting a name to a face.

But I’ve also been good at multi-tasking . and I my general knowledge was once good enough for me to captain my college’s University’s University Challenge team. There was even a time when I could hold my own in a political debate.

Not now. Any childhood dream of becoming an MP is now firmly behind me . because I I’d have no hope of remembering faces, statistics , or possibly even policies. Not only do I have galloping nominal aphasia , - the inability to remember names . I am - I’m also alarmed by the erosion of my cognitive power’s powers, full stoppedstop.

• Words worth to be remembered:
• darn: adj. 可恶的；完全的 adv. 极其 interj. 可恶 n. 补丁 v. 织补
• Green Party: n.绿党（关注环保的政党） 例句： There is a Green party but it only scored around about 10 percent in the vote. 虽然有一个绿党，但在选举中该党只得到了大约10%的选票。
• aphasia [əˈfeʒə]: n.失语症（Aphasia is a mental condition in which people are often unable to remember simple words or communicate.） 例句： Unfortunately, he suffered from sudden onset of aphasia one week later.不幸的是, 他术后一星期突然出现失语症。
• gallop: n. 疾驰，飞奔；飞快 v. （使）疾驰，飞奔；飞速发展；快速做（或说），急速进行；飞速传递
• inability: n. 无能，无力，不能

## 譯文

##### Chaochen Wang 王　超辰
###### Assistant Professor

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