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I need input from you, my readers; I need your expertise, your background of knowledge, your help. I don’t know how to describe my latest problem. Time management? Organization? Lack of understanding the passage of time? Perhaps, I should just explain using an example. Yesterday afternoon, I began organizing my calendar, trying to get a heads up on what I had planned for the future. I started about 1:30 in the afternoon. I knew I had to pick up our granddaughter at 5:30. My husband called; I asked him to pick up some ink for the printer on his way home. That was about 3:30. It never occurred to me to ask him to pick up our granddaughter while he was running errands. He got home about 5:00. Just as he was getting into his “around the house” clothes and making plans for what he was going to start doing, I looked at the clock and was amazed to see it was 5:15. In fifteen minutes, our granddaughter had to be p...
Causes of Short-Term and Transient Insomnia A reaction to change or stress is one of the most common causes of short-term and transient insomnia. This condition is sometimes referred to as adjustment sleep disorder . The trigger could be a major or traumatic event such as: An acute illness Injury or surgery The loss of a loved one Job loss Temporary insomnia could also develop after a relatively minor event, including: Extremes in weather An exam Traveling Trouble at work In most cases, normal sleep almost always returns when the condition resolves, the individual recovers from the event, or the person becomes used to the new situation. Treatment is needed if sleepiness interferes with functioning or if it continues for more than a few weeks. Individual responses to stress vary and some people may not experience insomnia at all, even during very stressful situations while others may suffer from insomnia in response to very mild stressors. Female Hormonal Fluctuations Fluctuations in female hormones ...
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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