Does anyone else experience "CFS dementia"? Why I mention this to friends or family they usually give me a confused look presumably because they associate dementia with old age & alzhiemers, not a young man in his very early 20's. My cognitive impairment has severely worsened over the past year where I would easily consider myself to have dementia. It takes me a lot of effort to gather and articulate my thoughts these. My IQ has undoubtedly plummeted greatly. My memory is god awful. When speaking, sometimes I will completely forget what I am saying mid-sentence or struggle to find a common word. I used to love to read... I can barely skim articles or posts only partially absorbing information (and then forgetting it mere seconds later.) My doctor asked me when I was first diagnosed, which symptom out of all the ones I experience would I take away if I could. Without hesitation I would easily say "fatigue". 2.5 years later my answer would unquestionably be my cognitive impairment. It's bad enough being confined to a bed and being unable to physically care for myself but being unable to take in new information, remember simple things, gather my thoughts and express myself in an articulate matter is just the most awful thing. It's nigh impossible to do the thing necessary to survive without help but it has also taken away my ability to enjoy even the limited number of things that I would other be able to do in the physical condition that I'm in. Sorry, enough of my whining. I'm just really curious to see how many others suffer from "CFS dementia", the level of severity, and perhaps your experiences and how you cope. In the following I want to share an section from one of Dr.Bell's newsletters from back in '05 where he speaks of cerebral perfusion.