The closest match I could find to this was anxiety because my memory loss triggers it.
I do not know if this even has a name but I literally forget what I am doing in the middle of doing it.
For example this morning I focused on remembering 1 thing. Just one.
And I forgot. I get to the office, remember, sit down to write down a reminder and in the time (about 2 seconds) it takes the word processor to start up, forget again. I start writing down everything I did in an effort re-trigger the memory, remember again, start writing down what it was, and forget right after I type "Reminder: "
So now I'm wondering what very very important time-critical thing I have not done. I'm not thinking it's leaving the stove on while going on vacation for several days (which I've done) or renewing my registration and then not sending it in (which I did last week) or forgetting to take my heart medication (which I do all the time).
I regularly practice games like Sudoku to keep my mind going. I read a lot, exercise and have an excellent diet. But my brain refuses to work.
This kind of ongoing mental failure drives me crazy (like road-rage crazy). And I wonder what disaster I am creating for myself or others because my brain still won't remember that 1 thing.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.