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Cognitive losses

Has anyone found help for cognitive losses? It is probably the hardest symptom for me to deal with. I write everything down, but still struggle, following is an example.

Have you done things that you have no recollection of? I hesitate to even share this. Recently my 16 yr. old daughter went to visit friends and was to fly home on Sunday morning. I had set my alarm so I would be up and ready to pick her up at the airport. I remember turning off the alarm and realizing that I was unsteady.

Apparently, I called a friend to pick her up, gave flight time, etc. I then texted my daughter to let her know who was picking her up. When she and my friend rang the doorbell, I was in bed in a fog. I went to the door totally perplexed as to how I could have done all of this and have no memory of it...

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wow you sure your meds are right and your getting enough sleep at night


What meds would help cognitive losses? From my understanding, the general PD meds mask the physical symptoms.

I cannot blame this experience on meds because I had other similar things happen before I was diagnosed and started on meds.


armchair diagnosis here, but you were probably more ok when you made those arrangements, but your nap cleared the slate. i try to set an alarm for daytime naps (half-hour max) because if i sleep too long i am disoriented, sometimes for hours, unaware of when i went to bed or what i did before that. of course it doesn't help with that night's sleep either.


It helps me to know that I am not the only one who has such memory gaps. My experience is similar to yours. My kids will tell me that I got up and ateor even went outside and watered the plants and went back to bed but I have no memory of it.

I wish I could find the article. When I was first diagnosed, I sat down with my kids and told them what strange behaviour they might see from me and this was similar to what the article talked about.

I know that symptoms will vary with PD. Michael, it is helpful that I am not the only one this occurs with.

I have always had trouble sleeping, in general it has become even harder to get a good night's sleep. On the other hand I have had times when I slept all night and all day.


Recent reports on the use of the Parkinson's Improvement Programme by a school headmaster user have described great improvement in alertness and short term memory such that he can envisage remaining in work


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