Lethologica, or the inability to recall a word, happens to almost everyone at some point. While such issues should always be monitored, it shouldn’t be a source of concern unless it happens frequently and involves not remembering familiar names, places and events.
The ability to focus and concentrate can become more difficult – it’s part of the natural aging process. However, it also can be a sign of the onset of mild cognitive impairment. Fortunately, there are ways to maintain and even improve concentration as we age.
Research has found a connection between fibromyalgia and cognitive issues such as memory loss and difficulties with executive function. Some relief might be available by making lifestyle changes to improve sleep and get regular exercise.
Subjective cognitive impairment (SCI) is a term used to describe self-reported signs of mild cognitive impairment. While research is not conclusive, it’s wise to always report any ongoing cognitive issues to your doctor.