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How to cope with my memory problems?

How to cope with my memory problems?

"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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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How to cope with total hearing loss?

How to cope with total hearing loss?

Coclear implant: If both ears are severely deafened, a cochlear implant can restore your hearing. If one ear is totally lost and the contra lateral ear is within normal limits, a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) can also be considered. ...Read more

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How to help patients with sensory loss?

Need more info: What kind of sensory loss, where on the body, what is thought to be cause? We need details to answer your question. ...Read more

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How can I cope with fears of dementia?

How can I cope with fears of dementia?

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 more

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How to cope with delusional thinking?

How to cope with delusional thinking?

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

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How do I cope with short term memory loss?

How do I cope with short term memory loss?

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

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How do veterans deal with vision loss after combat?

How do veterans deal with vision loss after combat?

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 more

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How is memory loss related to depression?

How is memory loss related to depression?

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 more

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How to help a parent with short term memory loss due to heart disease?

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

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How to cope with a loss of appetite from flu?

How to cope with a loss of appetite from flu?

Cannot: Stay hydrated with clear liquids. Your appetite suppression is part of the body's reaction to fighting infection, for which there are teleological explanations beyond this venue. Appetite will return as your illness recedes. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How to deal with this loss of appetite from depression and anxiety?

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

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How can I cope with hearing loss and hearing aids?

How can I cope with hearing loss and hearing aids?

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

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How can I cope with lack of energy/ motivation?

How can I cope with lack of energy/ motivation?

Motivation: Daily exercise, Yoga/meditation Refreshing diet (fruits and vegetables), Inspiration books/magazines/quotes/podcasts/radio, Company with smarter people, No smoking/drinks/negative people, Find and focus on a goal, Celebrate each small achievements, Find a passion or hobby. ...Read more

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How to deal with weakness, weight loss and body numbness?

How to deal with weakness, weight loss and body numbness?

See your doctor: It depends on the underlying cause of these problems. First step is to see your physician and review symptoms to determine diagnosis and proper course of action. Proper sleep and nutrition will also help your body heal and restore itself in the mean time. ...Read more

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How can one cope with dissociation?

How can one cope with dissociation?

Psychotherapy: The dissociative disorders are most frequently the result of severe trauma as a child. Long-term insight oriented psychotherapy can help reintegrate the personality by processing the trauma in a more developmentally developed way. ...Read more

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How to deal with agitation?

How to deal with agitation?

Depends: This depends on what is causing the agitation. ...Read more

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How to cope with attention deficet?

How to cope with attention deficet?

Coping w' ADHD: There are many ways to cope with adhd. You can consider some of the newer medications for adhd. There are therapists who specialize in adult adhd. They run groups & teach coping techniques. Find a good therapist & get started. A. ...Read more

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Best ways to cope with sensory processing disorder? Any tips?

Best ways to cope with sensory processing disorder? Any tips?

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

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How to cope with anxiety?

How to cope with anxiety?

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

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How can I improve my memory skills and prevent future memory loss besides crosswords?

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

Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more