Tips On Combating Short Term Memory Loss.
edited: Thursday, April 13, 2006
By Betty L. Torain
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2005
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Combating Short Term Memory Loss is a family, friends, religious and medical community, and government affair.
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Short Term memory Loss can be very difficult for family members, because it is equated with Alzheimers. These articles are not addressing Alzheimers however, I think many times people are treated for Alzheimers and give up too quickly.
Family members may need out-side directions in facing the truth about their love-ones, many times they suffer too long before something is done for them. Don't feel guilty, you can only do the best that you can.
Have you seen any of the problems listed below?
Does the person often repeat him/herself or ask the same questions over and over?
Is the person more forgetful, that is having trouble with short-term memory?
Does the person need constant reminders to do things like chores, shopping, or taking medicine?
Does the person forget appointments, family occasions, or holidays?
Does the person seem sad, down in the dumps or cry more often than in the past?
Has the person started having trouble doing calculations, managing finances or balancing the checkbook?
Has the person lost interest in his/her usual activities such hobbies, as reading, attending church, or other social activities?
Has the person started needing help eating, dressing, bathing, or using the bathroom?
Has the person become more irritable, agitated, suspicious, or believing things that are not real or becoming combative?
If your love ones are experiencing the above problems you should seek an evaluation and treatment. However with the right tools and directions these problems can be reversed. I covered some suggestions in Combating Short Term Memory Loss, in articles 1&2.
I will continue this article at a later date.