It’s a particularly horrible part of MS. My cognitive problems drive me and OH crazy. I can’t remember what’s been said to me. I have to use his brain as a kind of ‘external hard drive’ because my memory is so faulty. I read a lot and can’t remember the plot of a book I read last week. I can’t watch a TV series because I can’t keep track of the plot, even complex films are a bit beyond me.
I saw a Neuro-psychologist last year. She did a load of testing, basically said I had a ‘typical MS brain’, being slow to process information. She didn’t think there was much wrong with my memory, but then she doesn’t have to live with it. (And I not only thought she was wrong at the time, it’s got much worse in the last year.)
I don’t remember what I’ve got to do without calendars, reminders and diary notes. I can’t remember what someone’s told me or what I’ve told them. I don’t remember what I’ve written on here, sometimes I come across a post and utterly forget that I’d written it. I don’t remember symptoms or when things have happened, unless I use a diary.
I went to an appointment with Wheelchair Services the other day. The therapist said something about a questionnaire I’d completed a couple of months earlier. I said, no I didn’t, maybe the physiotherapist completed it? She then said, but you’ve written about typing your answers because you can’t write. I then looked at it and had absolutely no memory of having written it. It was two pages long. It was clearly written by me. All the answers were as I’d write them today. But I didn’t and still don’t, remember writing it.
Perhaps your husband could be referred to a neuro-psychologist? There might be some things he can do to improve his Swiss cheese brain? My experience could have been improved upon, but it might help?