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interest. It may be something that would be of benefit to those who have
short term memory loss or who know someone with that disability.
I am always looking for new ways to help make my life with
short term memory loss easier and more productive. Two of the most
difficult areas is remembering to eat and to take my medications and
insulin. For those who do not have short term memory loss, it may sound
funny that I forget to eat. After all, wouldn’t my tummy rumble?
Well, it might rumble…I’ve never noticed…just like I don’t notice the house is
a mess…or that my gas tank is getting low…or that I have clothes in the
washer/dryer… I suppose it is due partly to my short attention
span. Sometimes, I do remember to eat, but when I go to the kitchen to f...
Did you know that the latest brain research reveals that stress may cause short term memory loss? Well, it's true. Stress, anxiety , and worry may also disrupt brain cell function leading to Alzheimer's disease as well as depression. This is vitally important information considering our multitasking, hyperwired, 24/7 lifestyle we live today.
Many of us forget things if we either don't pay attention or if we don't think they are important enough for us to remember. This is a normal part of life. But if we live under unrelenting stress, we begin to forget things that are important to us. All the extra demands that are put on us increase our stress levels and it begins to show in short term memory loss.
Conventional medicine has little to offer us to help with memory loss or to help prevent Alzheimer's disease. However, chronic stress causes a long-lasting increase in the production of...
Forgetfulness; Amnesia; Impaired memory; Loss of memory; Amnestic syndrome
The family should provide support. Reality orientation is recommended -- supply familiar music, objects, or photos, to help the person stay oriented. Some people may need support to help them relearn.
Any medication schedules should be written down so the person does not have to rely on memory.
Extended care facilities, such as nursing homes, should be considered for people whose basic needs cannot be met in any other way, or whose safety or nutrition is in jeopardy.
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if you have any unexplained memory loss.
What to expect at your health care provider's office
The doctor will perform a thorough examination and take a medical history. This will almost always include asking questions of family members and friends. They should come to the appointment.
Medical history quest...
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