I keep forgetting simple but important things. So yesterday, I put a pan of water on the cooker and then went upstairs to use the computer. About 30 minutes later, I just happened to go back downstairs to get something (cant remember what it was!) and I saw a now empty pan getting dangerously hot on the gas hob. I keep doing stupid things like this.
And yet I tested my memory this evening to see how many objects I could remember in a row (adding five each time) and got to 80 quite easily and then got bored (though I used the story technique which maybe is cheating). Anyways, my memory cant be completely shot. So why the heck do I keep forgetting things Ive just done or need to do?
Maybe its the depression and being preoccupied? I know I have a lot of ischaemic lesions, but Ive no idea if they are in the part of the brain dealing with memory. Thereagain, from the white dots on the MRI, looks a bit ike they have been fired from a shot gun, and seem to be quite widespread.