Our expert says:
Having been through a similar experience myself, I can appreciate what you have been experiencing. With some forms of brain damage the losses are gross and obvious to even a petrol pump attendant. But one can still be significantly impaired and handicapped by brain damage with more subtle signs, and the nature of one's work may reveal it. FOr instance, I found after my brain injury that my spelling is far worse than it was - not bad compared with many other adults, but I used to be brilliant at spelling, so the short-fall is noticeable to me.
Its admirable to still want to lead a full life, but never mind such an injury, even with normal aging, one has to keep revising what for you a normal life now is.
Medications available don't usually help to improve our memory and concentration, unless related to a scific and identifiable cause, such as taking particular vitamins when a definite deficiancy of those vitamins has been identified.
What may be even more important, is recognizing meds and factors like alcohol, that can worsen whatever degree of impairment we experience, and avoiding such worsening factors.
And one can work towards doing more with what one has left ( and brain is pretty good, not at regrowing where there has been damage, but at adapting and devising new ways of doing what one once did in a different way. A psychologist with a real interest in rehab could help here
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