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how do i deal with memory problems after an illness?

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery 49 years experience
Rehab: There are cognitive rehabilitation programs that can help, especially if your insurance pays for it.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there an app that automatically records my glucose monitor because I keep forgetting to record readings in the app?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Glucometer can: I doubt that there is an app independent of your glucometer that will automatically import your blood glucose values. On the other hand, there are glucometers that will record your sugars automatically and allow them to be pulled up easily. I'm sure they can be internet linked if they aren't already.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Will the information still be useful if I often forget to log the kicks or contractions?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Assume you're talking about the practice of monitoring "fetal movement" as a proxy for fetal well-being. The premise is that babies who move a lot are healthy babies, and babies who don't move may be "asking for help". Babies in utero sleep in 90-120 minute cycles. If lack of movement persists much longer than that, call your obstetrician or go to l&d. 99% of the time, he/she is fine.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I have trouble remembering to take my oral medication every day. What's a good way to remember? What should I do if I forget a dose?

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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Pair it: Pair the medication with an activity you already do every day, like brushing your teeth. Put the bottle by your toothbrush. If you miss a dose, do not double up the next day. Just continue to take it as prescribed and if you miss a dose, you miss it.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is memory loss a normal part of old aging?

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Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 24 years experience
In general, aging can cause some memory loss, but other health problems (malnutrition, heart disease, depression, etc), inactivity, lack of mental stimulation & social isolation affect memory. The elderly typically have more health problems, less exercise & less social support than younger people. Keep your memory sharp w/ exercise (mental & physical), a balanced diet & by maintaining friendships.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is there any possibility of amnesia or short-term delirium?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Fairly common: Toxic delirium occurs when you drink too much or take too many drugs. Severe infections can produce similar symptoms. Serious head injuries can cause memory lose and confusion. A form of migraine can produce similar symptoms. The post ictal state following a seizure is associated with memory loss and confusion.

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