Doctors appointments, insurance papers, calls to make, child care issues, nosy neighbors, relatives who just don’t “Get it,” have you seen the baby, meals to prepare, pills and potions to swallow or shots to inject, omigawd we need a really BIG bank account, where are my keys, did anyone see the remote and why is the dog making noise like that?
Ever feel as if your inner PC and its memory banks just went and shut down on you?
Well, don't bang your head as you see here. Read on and find some solutions to the problem.
Many people facing medical crises have so much to remember that their inner filing cabinets overflow. They reach a point where they wonder if they’re losing their minds! Know the feeling? You forget almost everything? Even how old you are?
As you can see in the margin’s About Me area and as you’ll read in my book, I experienced no less than five benign brain tumors and their surgical removal. A human head does not have much space for tolerating all that intrusion and banging around upon soft brains. People who’ve experienced brain injury often suffer memory problems. So can anyone facing any type medical crisis.
Stress hurts. And medical intervention messes up the insides of your body even more!
I lost some memory after my treatments when I resided in the USA. I benefited from a rehab program for the brain injured. Students of every age in my program learned many tips for vastly improving our memory power. Here are a few tips I'll share with you:
Keep a reasonably sized notebook or day-planner with you all the time. Record appointments, social events, PTA meetings and other important scheduled stuff as soon as you commit to it or even hear of it.
Keep repeating a person's name in the conversation as normally as possible when you first meet.
Collect business cards when offered to you. On the back, make notes of where you met and what they look like, your 1st impressions of the person, anything remarkable they said, e.g., Redhead, skinny, laughs a lot. Met at Joe's celebration dinner
Put your stuff away in the same place all the time. NO LAZY SHORTCUTS! Shoes and clothes go in closets, not in chairs, the wrong room or atop doors.
Kitchenware gets washed, dried and immediately put away. When you're cooking, ALWAYS use a timer to alert you to shut off the heat.
Me, I keep my keys in the front door once I lock it from inside. I wear them on a cloth strap, a key strip around my neck, when I leave home. I never lose keys anymore.
Ever seen the funky new chains for holding your glasses around your neck? Use the one of your affordable choice. No need to feel like a moth-eaten relic. The new styles are super-trendy. And you won't lose your glasses.
Using the above techniques all jogs the memory cells. Watch. You'll end up teaching folks who never had tumors or brain injuries how improve THEIR memories!
Here's a bit of trivia to reinforce your knowledge about human frailty and how to cope with it:
The human body is full of quirky surprises. Some of them are quite interesting and not life-threatening. See this ABC News Health Area link about your brain (well, maybe its about someone else’s): http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=3802482&page=1
Want a quickie education about all kinds of brain tumors? See http://www.emedicine.com/ent/topic241.htm
Feeling better? Whew!
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