Presenting the likes of Blue Planet and the Natural World, David Attenborough will delight audiences with a new series, A Perfect Planet. However, the expert may be struggling to remember “proper names” of things.
In a candid interview, Sir Attenborough said he’s “coming to terms” with memory loss that naturally occurs in older age.
Script-writing for his mesmerising show, Planet Earth II, was more difficult for him, as Sir Attenborough finds it hard to recall “proper names” of scientific terms.
Talking about a trip to the Jura Mountains in Switzerland, Sir Attenborough said: “There were these searing yellow fields, and I can’t think of the damn name.”
He continued to tell James Dunn at The Sunday Telegraph: “I wanted to say something about it, but I couldn’t.
“It wasn’t until we got quite close to Geneva that I thought, of course, oil seed rape [i.e. rapeseed oil].”
While “running into problems” with his memory, it’d seem that Attenborough may be facing cognitive impairment.
— to www.express.co.uk