Patients with SCI report symptoms similar to those of mild cognitive impairment:
- Increasing forgetfulness
- Losing a train of thought
- Feeling overwhelmed making decisions or planning
These symptoms don't often significantly affect a patient's daily activities.
Causes and Risk Factors
Because it is hard to evaluate subjective cognitive impairment through standard testing, the condition is not well understood.
Depression has been linked to cognitive impairment and memory loss. Other risk factors associated with memory loss include: