I have recently started to think I may have dementia. I know it’s not just about being forgetful, which has effected me since the menopause. I get confused, I struggle to do easy tasks and things I would have done with ease I now can’t do without really struggling. An example of this is making some simple masks following a YouTube tutorial. I’ve made 6 and each time I’ve had to watch the tutorial again, usually after getting it wrong and unpicking.
I often can’t remember the name of a tv programme I’m watching and even after I ask my husband, 10 minutes later I’ve forgotten again.
I used to have a busy, stressful and responsible job and yet I struggle to do easy things now and I’ve lost confidence.
I’m scared to go to the GP in case I have dementia as I know how awful it is which will depress me, and I can’t see how knowing will help. I haven’t discussed it with my husband as he will tell me I’m being silly and that it’s normal to be like this as we get older. I’m 59 years old. Can anyone offer any insight or advice please?
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