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product that I am going to describe to you. I present it only in consumer
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...
After seven years of advocating about the importance of early diagnosis of any type of dementia (Alzheimer's is one type), I would have to say that denial is still the biggest factor in preventing early diagnosis and treatment. Even my own friends, who have endured my harping for years about getting their parent(s) evaluated at the first signs of short-term memory loss, seem to procrastinate and wait until a crisis occurs. I couldn't understand how denial could be so prevalent and why anyone would want to wait, especially since there are four medications that help slow down/mask symptoms, buying precious time for independence and time for medical science to come up with better meds or a cure. But then I understood it, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As I endured six months of dense-dose chemotherapy, I started to experience my own intermittent short-term memory loss, commonly known as "chemo brain". It was so scary, especially the time I...
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 ...
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