I'll just try to give you some examples:
short time memory problems: watching a movie, and not knowing what it was about / who played in it after just one hour, it's not coming back
forgetting what I said myself, really convinced about it (causes friction at home)
not remembering people, names of people, people I know very well
not being able to speak the foreign languages I know rather well
not finding words (even easy simple ones), not being able to form sentences - stuttering, just standing there, not being able to form words
doing something and then all of a sudden not knowing what to do, for just a very short moment (like when I'm driving my car, suddenly not knowing how to change gear)
becoming stupid : I'm confronted with the fact that my capacities are so down compared to how they were before: I'm reading, but I don't understand what I'm reading, I'm just saying the words, but I don't realise what I'm reading. I'm just not 'quick' anymore. I can't memorise anymore.
I'm sure I'm forgetting some - lol - but this is just to give you an idea...
Diagnosed with Bartonella June 2012, probably Lyme + too. Sick for 15-18 years (33 now). Started treatment August 2012 with antibiotics (ILADS protocol) + cyst busting essential oils + Buhner's Core Protocol. Leaky gut, heavy metals, EBV, erythema nodosum, Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15, arthritis, food allergies/intolerances, histamine/chemical intolerance and much more