Concussions Cause MANY Memory Issues!

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I’ve mentioned in other posts that somebody might say there was a loss of consciousness or actual amnesia when they were in the car crash. And the next thing they knew, they were in the hospital, or they woke up the next day in their home. So those are pretty obvious signs of memory loss.

How to recognize the short-term memory symptoms

But brain injuries also affect short-term memory as well as long-term memory if they’re not treated. Here are some examples: Do you misplace or lose things? We all do that, but the key is to know whether it’s worse than it was before the car crash. And sometimes, you may not even realize it yourself, but a loved one might.

Reactions from people around you

For example, a spouse might say, “I don’t know why things are so difficult for you anymore. I don’t know why you can’t remember things.” It might be frustrating for the spouse or for a parent or for a child to deal with these things. Just realize that those are symptoms of a concussion or a post concussion syndrome.

So misplacing or losing things, forgetting what you have told somebody shortly after saying it. I hear this one a lot. Once again, a spouse or a friend may say, “You just told me that. You just said this,” Or they will say, “I just told you. I just gave you this answer. We just talked about this.”

And again these are things that are very frustrating to everyone around who doesn’t have a brain injury, but the person who has a brain injury just doesn’t know. They literally don’t know that they just said that or that somebody just told them that.

Key questions to ask

Do you have trouble remembering the car crash? Do you find yourself forgetting what you were about to say? And again, these are things that you may do and I may do as well, but the key is whether it is worse than it was before the car crash.

What you should do

Memory loss is a very troubling symptom, but once again, get a diagnosis, and then you can get the right treatment. Or you can try one treatment. And if that doesn’t work, you can try another treatment. If that doesn’t work, you can try yet another treatment. There are plenty of options out there for you to heal your brain injury.

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