Mental incompetance


I’ve been having trouble keeping track of what year it is. The other day, I thought wrote that it was 2010 before I caught myself. Today, I was thinking it was 2015.

Sometimes, I forget my cat’s name. I’ve had her for almost 3 years.

It takes me a while to figure out and remember people’s faces. Sometimes I can meet someone, talk to them for an hour, and then not recognize them when I see them again.

If there are actors on a show or movie who look similar, I can’t always tell them apart.

I have forgotten my own name, and today, I had to look at my prescription to remember the spelling of my own name to give it to the pharmacist over the phone.

When I was dating someone earlier this year, I sometimes couldn’t remember his name.

Sometimes when I go to read something, the print makes no sense and doesn’t even register as words.

I had to buy a weekly pill sorter very similar to the one above because not only do I sometimes forget to take my meds, but sometimes I can’t remember whether or not I have taken them that day.

I could keep giving examples.

I have brought these up to numerous doctors, but none of them take them seriously. It’s frustrating, and also frightening.


2 responses »

  1. The pill containers are a great idea and I use one as well.
    I caught up with a mate from a sci fi and fantasy film group I belong to last week and because he had a goatee I had alot of trouble recognizing him.
    Nothing new there for me, I’ve always had problems with faces.


  2. With cancer patients they have chemo brain. Pregnant ladies have baby brain…I find that I struggle at work sometimes. Colleagues that I have known for a while, their names escape me sometimes and it’s so embarrassing. . Xo.


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