Everybody forgets where they put the car once in a while. But when it becomes the norm, it is a problem.
Everybody “checks out” when someone else is talking, once in a while. But when you can’t remember things people tell you or ask you to do on a regular basis, it is a problem.
When you forget why you walked into a room, or what you wanted from the store, etc., it may be a sign that it is time to learn some new skills to get your focus, attention and memory back.
The first step is to recognize the problem.
The second is to get some help from people who are used to vets with the same issues. Let them help you get back to your best.
Non-VA LOCAL HELP
Know A Vet presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.
Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment at https://www.knowavet.org/before-during-and-after-a-medical-appointment/and Choosing a Medical Service Provider, at https://www.knowavet.org/choosing-a-medical-service-provider/, to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.
In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs. A VSO counselor https://www.knowavet.org/office-of-vet-services/ may be able to help you find them.