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Memory Loss

Memory Loss

I know with epilepsy memory loss is very common. However my memory is getting worse and worse. It's so frustrating. It's starting to affect my relationships. Is there anything I can do that will help? I am considering seeing a GP about it. I take Keppra.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The memory loss is horrible isn't it!! I also suffered terrible memory loss. Both from all the seizures and from the meds. I started taking Prevagen, which actually seems to help restore some memory after a few months. The only problem is that it is a little expensive, and when you can't work that is difficult. .

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If i may make a suggestion. I currently run my own medical equipment repair company. This week i have a total of 87 machines to inspect, 17 to repair and other business items. I made index cards that has a place for the job and date. I also lined the walls of my office with the material you would use to close in a shower with. I use dry erase markers and write notes on the wall using different colors for different items. Accept the fact some of is have memory problems and find a way to work around it.
Have fun with it.
Bob

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My neurologist suggested , taking different routes to go places , puzzles (crossword etc) , and brain gym exercises to help with memory .

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have bad memory and is getting worse. My mother had Alzheimer’s and I’m very worried about it. I always wondered if the seizures I’ve had, some very bad and included head injury, have had an effect on my memory.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It is very common for memory loss with epilepsy but I have never have memory loss & have been told my memory is better then a lot of normal people. I take 15 pills a day for epilepsy & Keppra is one. I would speak to your doctor about your memory loss getting worse & if they have something to help you

posted over 4 years ago
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