I need to know as you age do you get stupid? I have developed dislexia with my numbers that I never had when I was younger. I hear the numbers on the phone and write them down in a totally different order and I am totally trying to do it right. I forget everything and my mind goes totally blank. Now I am not that old, Im 40 and I dont think I am senile yet. Is it normal to start losing your abilities this young? will it just get worse? My friends think its funny and that I am just being a blonde but I am not amused. I have a job to do and many years left to function. Can anyone help?