So this is a place to share the good things that happen in our lives. They don't have to be huge even little tiny good things are good.
Clear headed with memory fully restored at 10:30am today. Joy.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Hi Graham, any clues as to how to restore a memory that has never worked as in short term memory recall?
Part of my dyslexia and by far my biggest hurdle throughout life. Often ridiculed and used against me to make me feel small and stupid.
I am so glad and happy you have been able to regain yours and find peace once again, I have certain memories that just keep coming back, during the day mostly, memories that seem to have no purpose at all, just random dejarvu moments,,,,none of which are bad or good memories, just random unimportant things or events,,,,
Hello Lonewarrior, My short term memory loss has only been for about 6 months now. When I awake the dreams of the night still fill my mind and I have little use of short term memory. This did last until early afternoon but now clears before noon. This is called hypnopompia. My Father - who has Parkinsons - suffers from hypnogogia which gives him visions in the period just before sleep. My avatar is an example of an hypnogogic vision by the synaesthete and artist Carol Steen. As my Grandfather also had Parkinsons I wonder if my current difficulties are an early sign of what’s in store for me.
A good friend of mine suffered a stroke, which gave him trouble with his short term memory. He’s adamant that turmeric tablets helped him overcome this. I wouldn’t like to say that this is definitely true as I’m not qualified to do so.
I know that the usual strategies to help improve memory -regular meals, sleep, socialising - are more problematic for those of us on the spectrum. Scientists say that chewing gum while learning helps improve memory function, but they don’t know why. Learning a musical instrument can also help improve memory function. I think the best - and cheapest - way is to sing. Singing releases endorphins and helps improve mood. There should be a number of videos on youtube that teach you singing techniques.
All the best. Graham.
All interesting, thank you. My lack of sleep definitely affects my short-term memory, At least, I hope that's the cause. It's great when my mind can feel sharp.
Since you mention singing, I've been meaning to mention the Autistic Adult Choir:
which rehearses and performs in London. Rare for a community choir, it is free to join and doesn't have auditions. Particularly looking for women and basses at the moment. We'll be performing at a private event on Monday, so hope I'll be able to put that down here as a good thing.
That sounds a cracking idea. I'm not a woman nor a bass - and I don't live in London. Excuses,excuses. I hope Monday goes well.
Enjoy singing anyway.