- Feb 6, 2021
- Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
I can watch a two-hour movie with about four or five main characters. After the movie has ended, if you asked me to tell you the name of a single character, I couldn't do it. In grade school, on a test where they ask you to read a passage and then answer some questions about what you just read, I couldn't do it. I'd have to read a question at a time and then re-read the passage, looking for the answer. I also can't follow listening to simple instructions after a while. My eyes glaze over and my mind goes numb. I'm not sure if the next example I give here is because of memory problems or concentration problems, but it really frustrates me. On my smartphone, if I'm deep in thought about reading something on one screen and then have a thought about looking at something else on a different screen where I have to switch screens, it literally takes just a couple of seconds for me to forget what I wanted to look at and then it takes me quite some time to remember what I wanted to look at if I remember at all. Is this because of depression or because of Alzheimers or dementia? I'm 61.