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is there any way to improve short term memory after a brain hemorage has damaged that part of the brain responsible?

Posted by Tom G

Mt brother had a brain hemorage and now his short term memory is gone.  He has a considerable amount of long term memory.  His doctor says that the area responsible for short term memory was severly damaged.  I am wondering if there is a way, besides waiting, to help him regain his short term memory.  He is beginning to recognize that he has had a hemorage and that he cannot remember things and this is causing some frustration.  I really would like to know how I can help him.
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Dear Tom G,

I am sorry to hear about your brother. There are brain exercises that you can do with your brother to help him with short term memory.

For example, tell him three words like dog, cat, bird and then wait a few minutes. See if your brother can remember those. Start with items that are from the same category like animals. Then, more to items that are unrelated.

You can also bring him jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles. If he is able to write, he can keep a journal. All of these will help in addition to formal physical therapy.

For more ideas, see This great website is written by a stroke patient who recovered.

Best to you,

CK Wilde
3GenFamily Blog


I would agree with CK - games and puzzles are good activities to strengthen the brain and green veggies, beets, almonds are just some of the foods that are great for the brain, as well as vit E and the B family. 

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