Trouble finding, remembering words

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I also keep a note book on the refrigerator to write down anything we need from the store as soon as I see we need it. Then I write things one one in my purse. I also go through the house a few times toward the end of the month to see what we're going to need when we do our monthly household shopping. And of course write it all down.
 

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It seems like the last few months I have had a major increase in trouble with finding words or remembering words. Example, on just trying to type example I had to stop and think of what the word was I wanted to use, it didn't just come to me like it normally would have.

I may be talking about one of our dogs and can't remember their name and we've had them for many years.

I'm also having a lot more trouble with short term memory. I'll think of something I want to do in the kitchen while I'm in the living room and if it's more than a couple minutes before I get in there when I do I have no idea why I'm there. I'm also a voracious reader and if I'm reading a book and put it down for more than a few hours I have to go back several pages and reread to remember what is going on.

It is very frustrating and scary. Does anyone else have this trouble? Any suggestions to help it? I do write down lists of things I want/need to do for a couple days out and for items at the store, but anything for just everyday things?
Clovis: You are low on magnesium. Having EP, I know what you are "trying to think of" when you have to stop and think. I was born with EP and 55 years later I discovered magnesium. I took (3) 250mg daily and my partials completely disappeared in 9 months. I don't have to stop and think anymore. Please look into it.
 

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I also make lists of stuff I have to get or things that have to be done. I keep a dry erase board on the fridge to write things I need as I notice them.
 

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I have a 'to do' list, a note book in the kitchen. Food we need is usually wrote at the top and places or things to do are written. If there's something that I need to buy and it's something I need but might not remember the brand. I take a picture of it so I know what it looks like and I get the right thing.
If it's something to do around the house then it's kept on a separate list.
 

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I also make lists of stuff I have to get or things that have to be done. I keep a dry erase board on the fridge to write things I need as I notice them.
I do the same but I have a white board on my breakfast bar. As I think of things I’ll write it down . I use a notepad app on my phone which has a few features including shopping list. The night before I’m due to go shopping I’ll transfer what I got on the whiteboard onto my phone then do a quick look around just to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

I usually tend to keep the stuff written on the whiteboard until after I been shopping because sometimes I miss things. Other times I’ve deleted the shopping list of my phone and once a couple of years ago I was about to transfer what I needed onto my phone when I had a seizure. When I came to I saw I’d wiped the whiteboard clean during the seizure before I’d transferred it on my phone. Luckily there wasn’t much on there and I managed to remember some, just had to go through and recheck.
 

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Clovis: You are low on magnesium. Having EP, I know what you are "trying to think of" when you have to stop and think. I was born with EP and 55 years later I discovered magnesium. I took (3) 250mg daily and my partials completely disappeared in 9 months. I don't have to stop and think anymore. Please look into it.
I will, thank you. I take calcium with D and magnesium but I don't know how much. I will look into it and try it. Certainly can't hurt. Thank you!
 

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Hi Folks,

If you have some free time get a piece of paper and write down the word "Washington D.C." then see how many different words you can come up with my changing the letters around and writing them in different languages. See if you can get over 210 different words, this is the most
I've seen anyone ever get. This helps better the memory along with having someone read off a grocery list to you once and you have to that person what was on the list in order. It's not easy but it betters the memory according to my neurosurgeon. Here's wishing all of you only the best and May God Bless You!

Sue
 

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All types of word games & puzzles are good for the memory. Another fun thing are those word jumble puzzles that often appear in newspapers. Now those can be found in a book, too.
 

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I like that word game idea Porkette, I'll have to try that.

I have several magazines with all kinds of word puzzles. I like ones called double trouble and syallacrostics best.
 

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Reading most here it has been interesting. Two months ago my neurologist decided to add another drug for me to take... the interesting part here is he let me know up front that I was going to lose more memory than I’ve lost in surgery and with current drugs I take. The worst part of increased memory loss here is names :-(
 
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