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Janie (@dougjanehaltom)

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Feb 22, 2021 | Replies (83)

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@emyliander

Hello, as I mentioned I am in my early 70’s, I do not have a diagnosis of MCI but feel that my memory is getting worse all the time. I loose many things, forget many things in a day, read an article in the morning but can’t remember what it was about in the afternoon. I forget appointments and dates with friends. I get busy doing things at home, then go in another room and forget to go back to what I was doing. I forget to eat breakfast until around noon time, then by supper time I’m starving hungry with a low blood sugar. I’ve lost about 15lb give or take a few.
I also have been on Venlafaxine for a number of yrs and needed an increase back in August. Also we are planning to sell our home of 48 yrs and move to NY. So that takes a lot of planning and trying to downsize. So I don’t know what to attribute my forgetfulness to, or if at this time I should do anything about it. Sometimes I can laugh at it, such as when I called someone to ask the best time to take a meal to them and asked them to call and let me know. They didn’t call so I just took it at 5pm. A couple of weeks later I was deleting some calls on my cell phone and heard the message I had supposedly left for my friend, but obviously I used the home phone and left the message on my cell phone. Other times I am reduced to tears and embarrassment.
What do you think I should do. Skylark

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Are you taking any medication at all – including over the counter?

@emyliander – Some of what you've described I've been doing for years – e.g. going into a room and forgetting why I went there, and some of it may be due to stress – e.g. you are selling your home of 48 years. I can only imagine how difficult that must be. I know nothing of MCI, but I do think if you are concerned you should speak to your doctor.

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