I wrote this post almost a year ago after a discussion in online grief groups about our common experience of forgetting things, having trouble concentrating and losing words.
“Grief brain” is a real thing!
Stress of any kind makes it worse.
I used to be caught off guard when I’d go to special events as I’d stand there, dumbfounded, when trying to recall the name of the person who just walked into the room-especially if I needed to introduce them! Now I just ‘fess up and say, “I’m so sorry, my brain is on overload right now, could you tell me your name again?”
So for those among us who are wondering if they are going crazy, I’m posting this entry again.
I’m looking right at her.
I know her. In fact, I’ve known her for years. But please don’t ask me her name.
I have no idea.
Read the rest here: Grief Brain: It’s a Real Thing!