Sir David Attenborough reveals he's struggling with his memory

News 27/04/2017

Sir David Attenborough has revealed to The Telegraph in the UK that he is starting to struggle with his memory, in particular remembering the names of things.

At 90 years old, Attenborough is currently jetting arond the globe filming for Blue Planet II, but says that when he writes his scripts he can't recall "proper names" very well, and is "coming to terms" with ageing.

After a trip to Switzerland, the naturalist went home and spoke to The Sunday Telegraph, at the time adding that "There were these searing yellow fields and I can’t think of the damn name. I wanted to say something about it but I couldn’t and it wasn’t until we got quite close to Geneva that I thought, of course, oil seed rape."

At nearly 91, Attenborough also admitted to not using the internet or even emails.

"I’m not a big fan of electronic communication. When it comes to making television programmes, I like to think that I know what the latest gear is and what tomorrow’s latest gear is, but maybe I'm deceiving myself," he said.

Even if Sir David is getting a little older, he's still very much enjoying everything he's doing, saying to the Independent just last year that he shudders at the word 'retirement'.

“You never tire of the natural world," he said. "Putting your feet up is all very well, but it’s very boring, isn’t it?”

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