Short term Memory Loss

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Short term Memory Loss

Hi everyone, I finished treatment nearly three years ago for a head and neck cancer. Over the last 18 months or so I have noticed my short term memory loss is becoming worse. I even had to leave a job because of it. Was told Ginko Bilobo would help, but I didn't notice any difference. Does anyone know of any natural remedies that could help? Any special fruit or vegetables maybe that could be made into a smoothie? I just don't know what else to do? Tashie
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Hi Tashie Short term memory loss is a side effect of a lot of cancer treatment. I first got it sixteen years ago from hormone therapy. I've now learned to manage it. I just write things down. Wherever I am likely to be I have a note pad and write down things as I think of them and write up a "to do" list of things that I have to attend to, then tick them of as they get done. I gave up using a paper diary and went to one on the computer and it links to my 'phone and I set it up to give me a reminder of any appointments or things that have to be done on time. I even use it to remind me to take medications at the prescribed time. I don't think that herbs or potions help. We are stuck with these things and just have to kern to manage them. Cheers Sailor
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Thanks for your reply Sailor. I was hoping there could be a "magic trick". It has been nearly three years now and is getting worse. I do write everything down, then you forget that you wrote it down! I have a friend who is a nutritionist so am going to see her. Just in case! Cheers Tashie
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Hi Tashie I suffered from short term memory loss. With time and persistence it has improved. I have found that doing small and easy brain teasers to be helpful. The first book I read was a very easy read and not overly long. I was incredibly worried and embarrassed about what was happening to me. I think this is now my 5th year since treatment and the most noticeable improvement in my stml. Good luck with it all. Julie
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I also have short term memory issues after having brain serjurey March 2014. Also my phone hone has become essentially my memory as I set many reminders to try and get around the impairment
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