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Doctor insights on: What Are Easiest Ways To Absorb And Learn New Things At 70

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What are easiest ways to absorb and learn new things at 70?

Nothing easy at 70!: As with anything in life, you do best when you are interested and engaged with what you are trying to learn. You should have a good amount of self knowledge at this point about what works best for you. Generally repetition, practical application and frequent use with reinforcement are good ideas. Take frequent breaks and make sure creature comforts are attended to as you study. ...Read more

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Please! does this sound like I have adhd? Having lots of difficulty learning new things.

Please! does this sound like I have adhd? Having lots of difficulty learning new things.

Probably not: Adhd is not about learning, it's about behavior. Without knowing how old you are, it's hard to say much. Adhd is not something you "catch" during adolescence or adulthood. If this problem is new, then it's not adhd. Might start by talking to your school counselor, if you're in school. If you're an adult, consult your physician. ...Read more

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How do docs keep up with new drugs and learn new things, considered many hours they work? Does it matter to use young doc or seasoned doc?

How do docs keep up with new drugs and learn new things, considered many hours they work?  Does it matter to use young doc or seasoned doc?

Who do we trust?: This is an excellent answer and is probably going to be answered differently by every doctor on board here. Most of us get to a place in our careers were we realize we cannot possibly be an expert in everything and thus begin to limit our treatment of areas we know less about. All of us get to be experts in some areas and to keep up on these areas is a full time job. Physicians must keep learn. ...Read more

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I don't suffer memory loss but I have trouble learning things example names or new vocab would this be more indicative of add or an actual mem prob?

I don't suffer memory loss but I have trouble learning things example names or new vocab would this be more indicative of add or an actual mem prob?

Hard to say.: It could be neither. Most people, including many doctors have different pathways for learning. Some learn by hearing information, some by reading it, others learn through manual tasks. Consider getting an evaluation to rule out a mild learning disorder before you decide you have ADD or memory problems. If you do have one, there are professionals who can help you figure out the best ways for you. ...Read more

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How can electroconvulsive therapy be safe for a college student needing to constantly learn new things?

How can electroconvulsive therapy be safe for a college student needing to constantly learn new things?

Electroconvulsive: Ect causes short term memory loss as part of the procedure. If this therapy is being giving once or twice this should not be an issue in learning. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and pcos. I'm learning new things almost everyday. My main question is, can a miscarrage kick-start both of these?

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and pcos. I'm learning new things almost everyday. My main question is, can a miscarrage kick-start both of these?

No: Pcos is very common, affecting 5-10% of women. Thyroid problems are also common, and are more common in women than in men. A miscarriage would not cause either of these conditions. Two or more miscarriages is a reason to get checked out for causes of miscarriage, though. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son goes to a special need place where they teach him stuff like 1+1. Easy stuff like that. He's 13 & he still can't learn this. What should I do?

My son goes to a special need place where they teach him stuff like 1+1. Easy stuff like that. He's 13 & he still can't learn this. What should I do?

Plan ahead: A mentally challenged person needs to acquire certain skill sets to function in the least restrictive environment as they grow older. Learning math is not as important as learning to dress, bathe, toilet, and be aware of their surroundings. If he can acquire the basics, he can live in a sheltered environment when he is older, with others helping with basic needs. Be supportive, but realistic. ...Read more

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Can there be a massage technique which is easy to learn?

Can there be a massage technique which is easy to learn?

Brushing: Buy a soft skin brush and practice stroking feet to hip and fingers to shoulder. This stimulates circulation and lymph fluids. Get a professional massage and practice what you experience. Learning massage in order to offer services to others usually requires a licence. If you have a medical condition, a licensed nurse can show you appropriate techniques for muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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