Memory and Epilepsy

Posted on February 19, 2018

Have you experienced memory loss from epilepsy? Forgetting events that happened yesterday or 15 years ago are common experiences among MyEpilepsyTeam members. One young mom wrote, “With each seizure, I lose another chunk of my memory. After this last one, I didn't know my two-year-old son for almost 24 hours!” Another says, “I’m only in my mid 20s and feel like I have early Alzheimer's symptoms.” Members talk about ways they cope with memory loss and share tips to help others. “I record all my classes on my iPhone, then create an iCloud folder for each class to store lectures, PDFs, web links, and notes,” shared one member. Others swear by meditation, exercise, and repetition. A sense of humor helps, too. “I finally decided to quit fighting this memory issue so much,” wrote one member. “I’ve written so many post-it/sticky notes, I ought to own stock!”

On MyEpilepsyTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with epilepsy members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Memory is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about memory:

Here are conversations that have taken place about memory:



Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyEpilepsyTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve had epilepsy since I was born so my memory is so bad. It’s worse now because when I had my 3rd and 4th brain surgery. They told me in order to… read more

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