" I’m really glad you mentioned the attentional problems, because I really do see that a lot. Patients come in saying that they used to have very good attention and now they have trouble continuing the tasks that they’ve started. Besides the attentional problems, sometimes they’ve also noticed that they’re just not able to perform as well as they could previously at work. They might have small memory lapses, those are usually the first signs, and the memory lapses are usually for things that have happened very very recently, that day or the day before. For example, it might take them a little bit longer to remember what they had for breakfast, or who did they talk or what was the name of the person that they had talked to an hour ago. And sometimes these are so subtle that they’re a little bit frightening to the patient when they’re first aware that they’re having these very small memory lapses. "
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