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I make lists all the time…I need them, they reduce the stress of worrying about forgetting…I make piles of to do payments in order of importance and note stuff on a calendar so I don’t miss appointments, payments and birthdays..I chk. My calendar when I chk. My phone to see if there are messages and chk emails while I eat B’fast and watch news….which means at around noon I am free to paint/write the rest of the day….It’s not perfect but it’s private and helps alot….and gets around the teasing I get for my putting up reminder notes…The thing that I find irritating that in general it is okay to forget things when you’re under 50 but if over 70 you are be you are a senile old bag. Pisses me off big time.

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Your methods and attitude are inspiring. I make lists and notes on a paper calendar but attention to health issues and what it takes to maintain independence affect my getting to my reminders, more frequent now with age.
I need noise reminders, available to those with smart phones or Alexa. I treasure my 2 ancient analog wind up alarm clocks that are easily reset – until the wind up mechanism fails from overuse! Most 60 minute kitchen timers don't seem to last long and I don't want to fiddle with batteries on the digital ones.