Hi, I am Hypothyroid and went undiagnosed for years. 8 years after I found out, I was also diagnosed with a pituitary tumor, which has since been removed. I have short-term memory loss, have extreme difficulty remembering names and faces and constantly loosing my keys and other items. I have noticed I get aggitated easy and have become less socialble. I don't like to be around people anymore. Sometimes when I talk, the words in my mind do not come out of my mouth the way I am thinking of them. My cognative abilities have decreased a lot. Although, I do make jokes about all this to my friends and people I meet, but I am really starting to think I have this.
I have MS that runs in the family and I am also currently being evaluated for that too.
For years many of my doctors believed i was just a hypochondriac, but I proved them wrong. Trying to recall indcidents and conversations are nearly impossible and everyone just looks at me like I am lying or pretending and it is driving me nuts.
Can a 41 year old woman get Dementia?
It is possible but not common. Are you seeing a Neurologist about your problems?
I know you mentioned MS, but I believe it is not. Rita Hayworth, a famous American actress, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her 50's, so it is possible to suffer from Dementia at an younger age.
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