3 Ways to Manage Memory Loss

You walk into a room, stare blankly as you realize that you completely forgot why you were in there, and struggle to find any signs of your purpose there. For people who suffer from memory loss, they are constantly stuck in this “room” of confusion and struggle to remember even the most important information. There are many reasons someone can suffer from short or long term memory loss, the most common being side effects of medication, a stroke, or head injuries.

At-Home Memory Recovery

There is no one-size-fits-all cure for memory loss, and any medications that can be prescribed for it are not guaranteed to work. Fortunately, memory is recoverable, and there are ways that you can start recovering those lost thoughts right in your home. Three ways you can help recover memory include:

  1. Create a routine: When you are in the process of recovering from a mental illness, creating a well-thought out routine can make all the difference. Following a daily planner with detailed information will help you get back into the flow of life. Your brain will start instinctively completing tasks after committing to a schedule.
  2. Simplify: Many activities can become complicated for someone suffering from memory loss, but there are ways that you can make it easier on yourself. Shorten sentences, go over material as many times as needed, talk out loud, and break up longer tasks into segments.
  3. Stay Active (Both mentally and physically): Many psychologists found that those with memory loss who exercised had a much higher success rate at reestablishing memory and even improving problem-solving skills. Mentally “working out” by challenging your brain by playing word games can also make it easier to recall information.

While every person who suffers from memory loss is different, practicing these steps is proven to have helped many improve their memory. Dealing with memory loss can be devastating, especially if it is due to an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, and you should do all that you can to help yourself recover.

Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer

If you suffer from memory loss from a brain injury caused by someone else, then you can be eligible for serious compensation. You may be not only struggling mentally, but financially with medical bills and employment complications. Make the first step of your recovery contacting a legal professional so that you may receive financial support. Please consider contacting our brain injury lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your legal options today.