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Who has concentration/memory problems because of depression?

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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.
 
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Another example: If I ask someone for directions on how to get to a certain place from where I'm at, after the second or third step given, my eyes again glaze over and my mind goes numb.
 
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Last example (at least for now): If I'm at the doctor's office and he tells me how to take a new medication, I have to ask him if he could write down the instructions. I know one doctor who was annoyed that I asked him (reading his facial expression), but sometimes that's what I have to do.
 
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i struggle to sit through a whole episode of anything x i often fast forward so i miss a lot of what is happening x i hope this improves for you soon x Lu x
 
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It will be good to have your memory checked by a doctor. I have mine checked by my psychiatrist.

It will also do you good to make a list of what you are about to do in a day. I list mine using the calendar of my mobile phone.
 
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My meds cause my memory problems. I used to remember everything, now i lucky to remember 40 seconds ago. My docs and i are med swapping trying to fix it, so far with minor improvements.
 
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