There is a difference between brain fog and memory loss. Brain Fog is related to chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, Sjogren’s Syndrome, ME/CFS, etc. It’s also related to lack of minerals or vitamins, some prescription medications and some forms of chemotherapy.
Brain Fog feels like you are confused and forgetful. You may not be able to do remember words easily. You may feel “spaced out” or that you’re in the clouds. You have difficulty keeping on task. Simple tasks that you were able to do easily such as add numbers become difficult. With Brain Fog or because of it you may feel sad or depressed.
Memory Loss is permanent and progressively gets worse. One day you can’t remember where your keys are or what a KVM is. As your memory loss gets worse you can’t remember your own family member’s names or the directions to your home. You begin to lose cognitive functioning of all kinds. Memory Loss is often related to Alzheimer’s Disease, Alcoholism, Dementia, Stroke, HIV, Brain Tumors, etc. This is a much more serious problem.
If you have any type of problems with your memory please see a physician.