42 yr old male and nervous about my memory

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These are notes I took down. Anyone have the same issue and should I go and see a doctor?

I have done this multiple times. I have locked the house to leave for the day and as soon as I get to the car, I don’t remember if I locked the doors and would have to go back into the house.

Daughter came down from getting ready for school and she had her FFA shirt on and I ask what they were doing today and told me that we had a conversation about it the night before.

I had mail that needed to go out to the mailbox, a few minutes later, I couldn’t find the mail that needed to go out. I walked out to the mailbox and saw that I already took it out.

I have problems typing on the computer. After reading what I typed, it makes no sense and have to spend more time editing than when I originally typed it.

I can’t read anymore. I can barely finish a paragraph and remember what I read.

I can not listen to a podcast and do anything else.

I have a hard time listening to people in a crowded area. Even when trying to concentrate on what they are saying is very difficult.

At church, I was having a conversation with a friend and the next thing I realize he is yelling at me for not paying attention. I forgot he was talking to me. There was background noise.

Thanks in advance....

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    I would offer a very definite "yes". Your symptoms seem more advanced than my spouse's.

    It may be that the few drugs available might help. More importantly, if close friends and family know of a formal, authoritative diagnosis they will learn to work with you. Without knowledge of that diagnosis the natural response to the sort of behaviours you list is irritation. That irritation sets up a series of vicious downward spirals in the moods and behaviours of all those concerned.

    I had to learn this the hard way.

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    See a doctor for confirmation to make sure you have early on Alzheimer's symptoms. There is a test to show if you have the Alzheimer's gene. I have the gene but it has not expressed yet. I do forget here and there what I need to do but I am 74 years old!

    Better to know and plan accordingly. In the meantime enjoy your life....

    Best to you.

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