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How To Cope With Memory Loss
"Memory problems": Is a very general phrase. Start by talking w/your doc. If the problem is significant and medical issues have been ruled out a neuropsychologist can test you and tell you your strengths and weaknesses and how best to cope w/them. Reflect on your lifestyle, exercise, food, etc. They are all factors. Also, are you depressed? That makes it difficult to concentrate and remember. Peace. ...Read more
Irrational fear: A phobia is an irrational fear--we know what we fear is probably not dangerous. Behavioral psychologists view them as learned and treatment is to desensitize or unlearn them. An atavistic trait is something we inherit that can keep us from danger but is not necessary in today's world. This could be a fear of bugs, snakes, heights, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delusions: Fixed, false beliefs held with conviction despite evidence to the contrary. Treatment options include: medication and therapy. More information could be helpful since delusions can be bizarre or non-bizarre and also not clear if this is a delusional disorder or delusions are part of another disorder. If not seeing a doctor and therapist definitely recommend that practice reinforcement reality test. ...Read more
Forget about it.....: Lol.Could not resist. Depends ho bad the memory loss is and how it is affecting you. If it is impacting your daily life and ability to function, please see your physician. You may also seek the help of an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner as their skills can help balance the body. Regular exercise, decreasing junk food, adding omega three fatty acids may also be helpful. ...Read more
With difficulty: Military and veterans hospitals have a staff of assistants that can help veterans deal with vision loss (and other losses). There are unfortunately many of these so they are getting better at it. Civilian agencies are also present to assist those who have visual impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It slows brain work: Major Depression is a neuropsychiatric illness; it involves changes in brain centers involved in the regulation of mood, enrgy, thoughts, judgement, planing, appetite, sleep, memory, and perception of self and others; These changes happen due to alteration in neurotransmiters, and receptor responcivity and other hormonal factors; When the depression is alleviated memory improves; ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suggestions: First, ascertain if this is an outcome from hypoxia, a reaction to medication, or an additional co-morbidity. Speech therapy may assist coping, medical foods such as axona or cerefolin-nac perhaps, and maybe usage of alzheimer type drugs? A neurologist can help, and many geriatricians can guide all of this. ...Read more
Try to normalize all: Aspects of your life as much as possible. Even if you aren't particularly hungry - still work to maintain an eating schedule. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing. ...Read more
Start at beginning: I would start with an ENT evaluation to determine the cause and nature of your hearing loss. Some hearing loss can be remedied with an office procedure, others by surgery precluding need for a hearing aid. If hearing aid is needed, a good device with good fitting can make the use of a hearing aid seemless. ...Read more
Depends on the sense: The sensory system needs to function seamlessly with our information processing centers. Depending on the sensory area that is most affected, tips, training, skills, and accommodations are available from professionals like psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists etc. Seek a referral to one of the above to start developing plans ...Read more
Do you have an : Anxiety disorder or do you just find yourself feeling anxious at times? If it is more serious than occasional anxious mood then a medical eval to rule out underlying medical conditions is a good idea. A psychiatric evaluation can also accurate assess. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity. ...Read more
Nurture your brain: With a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and exercise. When you exercise the body, you exercise the brain. Make time for friends and fun-countless studies show that a life that’s full of friends and fun comes with cognitive benefits. Engage in activities that are new, challenging, and also fun. The more interested and engaged you are, the better. A challenge, but not so unpleasant you dread it. ...Read more
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