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Visual Working Memory Definition
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can an abnormal EEG with occipital spikes cause issues with focus, and working memory. Do these spike have an effect on brain function? I
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
I am taking Prozac 40mg and Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg. Was going to ask my doctor to add Ritalin again for my working memory probs. Is this a safe combo?
No: Unless you are on anticonvulsant therapyGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
I am taking busbar 15 mg twice a day. I have been on it for 5 weeks now. The initial side effects, I could live with, dry mouth, increased heart rate, difficulty concentrating and memory loss because it seemed to be working. I also had eye pain and and un
Question not clear: Sorry I don't understand what question you'd like answered. Please clarify and resubmit so we can better respond. Best wishes. ...Read more