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when i read, heard saw or watch something i quickly forget, before am not like that i quickly thinks of what i read , heard , watch and memorize fast. Please help me
Hi Abdul … This is something I'm dealing with, too.. altho it's not altogether a new thing with me.. Do you have a doctor to ask about it? Is this only happening recently, or for a long time… What is your age? If a young person, then are you very stressed at your job? There are many things that can cause the type of memory loss that you mention, of course.. Please get checked out by your doctor first and soon.. For now, you could tell us more about your problems, where and when do they occur? I will be thinking of you and praying for your improvement… Please continue to post about your condition here so we can respond with encouragement for you…
Hi, @abdul_by – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Glad you've connected with @hotfooted. I can hear the concern in your writing. I would feel concerned, too, if I felt I was not remembering like I used to.
Here is some Mayo Clinic information on memory loss and at what point you'd want to consider seeking help https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/in-depth/memory-loss/art-20046326.
I'd like to invite in @aarniek @jakedduck1 @lorirenee1 @debbraw @bruceg, who have all talked about some aspect of of memory loss on Connect, to see if they can provide some support and input on your quickly forgetting what you read, heard, saw or watched.
Has your doctor provided any insight on this, @abdul_by? If so, what did he or she say about it?
Do you know why your having these difficulties with your memory? Has a doctor diagnosed you with a particular illness that affects your memory? Could it be a medication your taking? Poor sleep, lack of oxygen and vitamin deficiencies can have an effect on memory as can many other things.
I have been dealing with memory issues for 52 years since I was 15 and was in my first induced coma. I lost every personal memory I ever had along with a little procedural memory. I forgot how to tie my shoes and my walking left a lot to be desired. When I got home there was a piano and I remember staring at it. My mom asked me to play. I asked her if I knew how, she said “You play beautifully” I probably knew how but I doubt it was beautiful. You know how mothers are. 50+ years later some things are still difficult, walking, my running is a site to see, playing the piano, aphasia which causes problems recalling names, words and numbers.
So I understand all to well what your going through. I know how frightening it is, how discouraging it can be.
When I was in rehab last year I had speech therapy and it was very helpful. She taught me better comprehension skills and gave me all sorts of mind exercises. Can’t say I enjoyed it but it was beneficial. You may want to ask your doctor if speech therapy would be helpful. There are so many causes of memory issues and getting older certainly doesn’t help the situation. Some people I talk to on Epilepsy forums take various supplements they claim help. My brother does crossword puzzles and other cognitive brain exercises he believes help. Here is a site I use, it’s associated with Mayo Clinic,
Hoping your memory improves,
Hi @abdul_by – I'd like to add my Welcome to the others. My husband was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in 2015 when he started having some of the symptoms you talk about. MCI is when you have memory issues that are a little worse than others your age would be expected to have. I know how scary it was for us – but there are many causes – and sometimes it doesn't get worse, it just stays about the same for long periods of time. I agree with the others that the first step is to get to a doctor and get a diagnosis. There are so many things that can cause these symptoms – ranging from infections to brain issues. The worst part is not knowing – and not knowing who to ask. Have you discussed your concerns with your primary care doctor? That should be your first step. Also, do you have siblings, children or friends you could discuss this with? If so, I would probably ask one of those loved ones to go with you to the doctor. Please let us know how things go and what you learn.
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I definitely agree that you should someone accompany you to every doctor's appointment.
Have you been to a neurologist and neuropsycologist?
I have the same problem. I was just diagnosed with memory impairment. I don't know exactly what that means or what can be done about this. Take test with your physician. Take care.
Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, @zen62. Having some memory impairment sounds hard. I had some for about a month when I was healing from a concussion, and I felt it was disconcerting and scary.
Is your exact diagnosis mild cognitive impairment https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mild-cognitive-impairment/symptoms-causes/syc-20354578, zen62? What did your physician indicate were the next steps for you?
Hi @zen62 – Let me add my welcome to that of @lisalucier. If you feel like sharing, I'm wondering if you were diagnosed with a neuro-psychological test? Also I wonder if you have heard of the HABIT program at Mayo Clinic? My husband was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment in 2015. We found the HABIT program immensely reassuring and helpful. Here is a link where you can check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0trSH5JnmIw
When I was checking out options, MAYO was the only place that had programs for MCI. There are lots of programs for dementia but so few for MCI. Are you near a MAYO Clinic? Is this something you might consider?
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