I'm worried that this new symptom is another sign of dementia and wonder if anyone else experiences something similar. It started a few weeks ago. Arriving back from shopping, I was so exhausted I had to go straight to bed, leaving my shopping bags still full up in the kitchen. I was so tired I was almost in a daze. I have been finding it more hard-going doing the shopping. It feels like there's so much to think about and my brain's overloaded. What used to be a mundane task is now quite a challenge. But I do feel refreshed and more clear-headed after a sleep. Does this happen to anyone else?
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Oh yes, I think links to useful resources would be a good idea.
Thanks for your reply. No, I don't take any meds. I thought it might be some sort of sensory overload as I live a very quiet life most of the time. There's a lot going on in a supermarket and your attention is attracted all over the place but I've googled that and it doesn't seem to fit. It isn't just shopping though. It happens at home sometimes when I've been very busy. It's almost like a dizzyness and I just have to go and lie down and try to sleep. It's been a bad week as I found the freezer door open when I came back from walking my dog. I'm accustomed to leaving the fridge door open now but that was a first.
I did find an interesting pamphlet about dementia and sensory issues: https://www.lifechangestrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/Leaflet.pdf
Gosh! You poor soul. I can't say it's happened to me. Have you had a change of medication recently?