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2 years w tbi, symptoms of headaches, fatigue, slow visual working memory, processing. Back to work, feel 100%. But what to watch out for now?

2 years w tbi, symptoms of headaches, fatigue, slow visual working memory, processing. Back to work, feel 100%. But what to watch out for now?

Long term sequelae: Tbi (traumatic brain injury) may have sequelae several years after the injury. The greater the severity of the injury, the more likely the sequelae. Post-traumatic hydrocephalus or normal pressure hydrocephalus may occur years after the injury. Chronic fluid collections outside of the brain (subdural hematomas) may also occur. Further work-up by your physician may include additional studies (mri). ...Read more

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Memory (Definition)

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What is the definition or description of: Memory loss?

What is the definition or description of: Memory loss?

Memory loss: 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 as "who am I? " ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Poor memory?

What is the definition or description of: Poor memory?

Poor memory: Poor memory can be thought of in terms of forgetting relevant, personally important data, in small amounts up to large amounts. This can be caused by aging, stress, trauma, or chemical alteration. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short term memory loss?

What is the definition or description of: Short term memory loss?

Memory types: Short term memory literally holds memories for approximately 30 seconds unless we use strategies like "chunking" for phone numbers to help us retain the memory for a few seconds longer. Long term memory goes through a process called "long-term potentialisation" where the memory is stored in the hippocampus and other areas. That's the reason why short -term memories are more susceptible to loss ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Impaired auditory memory?

What is the definition or description of: Impaired auditory memory?

Prob w/word recall: Auditory memory involves the ability to recall what you hear. Impairment of this ability is a learning disability characterized by problems with the recall of recently heard material, e.g. words, verbal instructions. ...Read more

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How to increase memory power and visual power for students?

How to increase memory power and visual power for students?

Brain power: Improved memory cannot be attained with a simple fix. Rather, it takes optimization of many factors. Stay mentally active, socialize regularly, get organized, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, exercise, and manage chronic conditions. Improved memory only comes with persistence and practice. See your physician for discussion. Http://www. Webmd. Com/balance/features/improve-your-memory ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: visual disturbances?

What is the definition or description of: visual disturbances?

Vision interuption: A visual disturbance is simply anything that affects quality and/or quantity of sight. It can be from the eye, brain, etc or a signal of some internal disease process. ...Read more

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What are disorders that lead to a weak working memory?

What are disorders that lead to a weak working memory?

Working memory (WM): Is the brief mental repository of information needed to solve immediate problems. There appears to be large genetic differences in wm capacity. Interesting to consider that our wm limitations may be why large complicated problems (like war or world hunger) are so difficult to solve. Adhd is prob. The most common wm interference. Training has limited impact on wm. ...Read more

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Is there any way to "flash" images into visual memory? Any studies on this? I've noticed that relaxing+flashing the light on and off helps. Any ideas?

Interesting: Are you really interested in this field of research? I encourage you to do a bit of internet research and contact the researcher that catches your interest. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Visual aura?

What is the definition or description of: Visual aura?

Visual aura: Is a perceived visual sensation (such as blurred vision, flashing lights) that precedes a condition affecting the brain such as some migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: visual acuity?

What is the definition or description of: visual acuity?

Sharpness: Visual acuity is the measure of the sharpness of vision. It is the most important measurement of eye function. In the us, the antiquated snellen visual acuity measurement is most often used. This is the "20/20" thing you have no doubt heard of. ...Read more

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What are some good apps or training that improve working memory?

What are some good apps or training that improve working memory?

Imimic: First make sure your nutrition (including B vitamins) and sleep are excellent, and watch drugs/alcohol. Then remember you learn best by learning something, giving it time, and coming back to it. The longer the time the better. IMimic is very good for rapid memory. But you can even practice with a simple sudoko board. Memorize the numbers, give it time, and come back. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Visual field defects?

What is the definition or description of: Visual field defects?

Visual field loss: Certain conditions, i.e. glaucoma, cause loss of retinal sensitivity to portions of the peripheral vision. Macular disease affects central focusing vision. Visual field defects are usually monitored with an automated machine that measures a person's ability to see tiny spots of light in the peripheral and central vision. What we measure when a person reads a vision chart is central vision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Constricted visual fields?

What is the definition or description of: Constricted visual fields?

Poor peripheral Va: A constricted visual field occurs when you no longer can see objects to the side of your central visual fixation. In this condition you tend to collide with objects that are hidden from you because they are located within and hidden by your peripheral blind area. ...Read more

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I read. That hbp medicine in the future reduce your visual sense and increase your memory lost. How can I prevent these? "sorry for my english"

I read. That hbp medicine in the future reduce your visual sense and increase your memory lost. How can I prevent these? "sorry for my english"

See below: Hpb meds work in different ways & have different side effects. Discuss your concerns with your doc so s/he can prescribe a med that will not cause either of those side effects. Eating healthy meals, maintaining weight, getting regular exercise will further preserve visual function & memory. ...Read more

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Are stimulants good for someone with poor working memory?

Are stimulants good for someone with poor working memory?

Possibly.: Fatigue and sleepiness can often be related to poor working memory, and in these cases stimulants are sometimes helpful. Stimulants have possible side effects; the benefits and risks should be discussed with you by your physician. ...Read more

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I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

I have learning disabilitys in math and spelling I feel if I work on my working memory it will help what r some good exorsizes tips ex. I could do?

Try Learning Rx: This is not in my area of expertise, but I am aware of a unique company called learning rx that has been very successful in helping identify areas of learning weakness and using exercises / training to improve these weaknesses. Good luck! ...Read more

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At what age do you start noticing long-term and working memory loss plus inattention?

At what age do you start noticing long-term and working memory loss plus inattention?

55 to 75: Early onset dementia can occur as early as age 40, but typically it is around age 60 or 65. The older a person becomes, the more likely they will experience a memory problem. Memory problems are not a sign of normal aging, but a sign of an underlying disease such as dementia. ...Read more

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Could I have an intellectual disability if I have difficulty making decisions, thinking creatively, working out problems, almost instant memory loss?

Could I have an intellectual disability if I have difficulty making decisions, thinking creatively, working out problems, almost instant memory loss?

It is hard to tell: From what you are describing. Are these issues new ones or have you had similar problems earlier in your life? How old are you? Have there been any serious stresses lately (family problems, deaths of loved ones or financial challenges). 1st speak to your PCP to rule out medical causes, if they rule out physical issues then consider psychotherapy. ...Read more

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My dad has been on Donezepil for 2+ months but have only noticed short term memory getting worse. When does donezepil start working? Also on Zoloft (sertraline)

My dad has been on Donezepil for 2+ months but have only noticed short term memory getting worse. When does donezepil start working? Also on Zoloft (sertraline)

6 months: Most studies look at outcomes at 6 months although you could see a benefit earlier. However, you should be aware that these types of medication only cause modest improvement in symptoms, and unfortunately do not prevent worsening of the disease. ...Read more

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What would be causing me to feel pressure in my left temple? Other symptoms include: headache, memory and visual disturbances, vomiting, and seizures.

What would be causing me to feel pressure in my left temple? Other symptoms include: headache, memory and visual disturbances, vomiting, and seizures.

Headache and seizure: If these are new onset symptoms you should definitely go to the ed. Asap. You should also get a neurology evaluation promptly. This could be caused by various problems including tumors, vascular malformations, seizure disorder in general, even medication side effects. ...Read more

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Dear sir, I'm hypothyroid. T4 is not working on me even with high dose. Does it possible for me to take T3 (liothyronine). I'm brain fog, tired, less memory?

Dear sir, I'm hypothyroid. T4 is not working on me even with high dose. Does it possible for me to take T3 (liothyronine). I'm brain fog, tired, less memory?

Hypothyroid: Very uncommon not to respond to T4.
You MUST bring this to the attention of your doctor and do not wait too long!

Your symptoms may not be thyroid related but you need to find out. ...Read more