Memory loss and how people are coping. What are the options?

This is not about labeling a kid or anything, but it is a topic that has left people helpless, hopeless and wondering what to do. If you or someone you care about or even do not care about suffers from a disease that includes memory loss, you should know some things. The things to know are not taught in textbooks that I have read but things many people including myself have learned by first hand experience with others. It is a very hard and tragic thing to watch someone slowly lose their memory. Most troubling to me is the fact that at some point, for some period of time, the person realizes what is happening, and cannot control the process.

I am unaware of any sure ways to help this and it seems like much time and millions of dollars are spent to study this issue, with no real change in results. Actually, I know of about 5 people personally who suffer from memory loss, for a variety of reasons ranging from dementia to Parkinson’s disease to head trauma. The reason does not seem as important as the solution in my opinion. I do not endorse or guarantee any products specifically unless I have personally experienced the use of them. Even then I hesitate, although I have no hesitations about laying this out for everyone to share as a possible help in retraining brains or slowing degenerative disorders because I do not see medications working for everyone.

http://www.lumosity.com/

This is a very unique and well supported theory on how the brain can be trained to open new pathways or neurotransmitters rather than try to regain some control over the ones that have been used up, and are not functioning properly as it applies to the memory. I encourage anyone to check this out, it can be used for free, and it will apply to some better than others. One of the most well thought out plans I have seen to address memory loss. It proposes to get to the root issue and not use short solutions to simply delay loss of memory. By the way, it can be used by anyone at all, if you just want to rate yourself on how clearly and quickly you are thinking at this point in life. Hope it helps someone!

Tim

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I am a social worker and family coach for 20+ years. I have had around 50 foster kids , worked in every and any type of facility from juvenile centers to clinical treatment centers to schools for expelled youth . I've been successful with starting schools for violent offenders , training hospital staff , entire counties of public school teachers, parents and many more on behavior management and helping families in trouble . I have been honored to speak on many occasions and to teach professionals what is wrong with our systems for kids and adults, and how I was able to have successful outcomes in all the programs that I ran. And yes- I do have all the accolades and awards and pats on the back from high places and degrees but I'm not in this for that recognition. I appreciate the acknowledgement I've received over the years, but I don't even have an " I love me" wall in the office..so I don't even know where those things are anymore ..LOL I have lived a hard life myself and grew up in a very violent and abusive home. My family Is filled with depression , addiction and suicide. I also have had to navigate my way through these areas . I use my own experience to help others. I hope you will join the awesome people who follow me and share their stories. This Is a place to come to keep it real. We all struggle . So on this site we keep it legit. No judgement. What are you waiting for? Follow! tj

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