Using the wrong words, or not remembering what you were about to say? It's no longer the "it's on the top of my tongue" moments. This is down right digging through the brain but you can't find it because it's all muddled up like trash! It's putting things in the wrong place, then not remembering you did it so you accuse someone else. If I am doing multiple things at once, say in the kitchen cooking, I have put the knife in the trash and the paper napkin in the sink, or the wrong lid on the wrong container. I have got lost a couple of time, driven to the wrong appt, and forgot my meds. I also forget recipes I use to know by heart, and the names of my grandkids and brides and nephews.
My pcp wrote in my chart, "patient has become dependent on apps to keep up with her daily life." I have a grocery list app, dose cast app for meds (it counts down so I know when a refill is needed), notes app, and my calendar.
I've had the fog since 2009 where I noticed I was forgetting work processes I did five days a week. It's got worse but when a local neuro-psychologist diagnosed dementia, I started doing word puzzles and Sudoku, any game that helped me think & solve.
Mayo did a neuro-psychologist test a few weeks back and the results said, other than a few areas I struggled with, I did exceptionally well and they dismissed another doc's diagnosis of dementia. Well of course I did exceptionally well! It was the third time I'd taken the same exact test; one for local Neuro-psychologist, one for SSD neuro-psychologist, and then Mayo's. I was use to it, so I wasn't nervous, I had already realize they give the same questions multiple times, reworded of course to tell you up, and I had already solved the puzzles so often that I only missed one. I did better and I responded faster. And I've been training my brain, or at least trying. But that doesn't mean I have nothing malfunctioning in my brain.
The fog did't start with a blind side on me. It was little things at first, and grew worse over the first 1-2 years. Now some days I get up and do something, like open the curtains on the way to the bathroom, only to shut them when I came out! Lol 😰 It's called my discombobulated days!
What's your fog? 🙏🌼