"(A)s if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain"
Billy Collins, Poet Laureate, "forgetfulness"
Patients with neuropsychiatric disorders frequently complain of "brain fog" or memory loss of various forms. Sometimes this manifests as getting lost in familiar places or having word finding difficulty. This can be the result of a broad collection of brain-based neurological disorders. Treating the underlying disorder is imperative. Sometimes brain scans are called for, other times blood work-up in addition to the clinical evaluation will reveal a treatment direction.