You can’t remember the word for, what is it? You bake with it, use it to scrape out the bowl. Damn, the mixing bowl is dirty, got to wash that. Do I have enough eggs? What was I looking for again? The thingie, the, oh hell who is texting now? 30 min later, the word ‘spatula’ pops in your head. You’ve noticed that regular words, everyday words, names you should know escape you. You are more forgetful about errands. You get sidetracked more easily than normal. You are also over the age of 50. Secretly you begin to worry if you are seeing early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Or, are you one of many adults that are dealing with ADHD? What are your chances that you will be diagnosed with ADHD? Not very good and this is why.
Saturday night, early Sunday morning I had a meltdown and a major ah-hah! moment. Now I want to tell what I realized, the article that hit home, and how I am taking the first step to help myself.