Re: Does Anyone Have Experience With Extreme Memory Loss Due to Seizures?
I had my first sez about 5 years ago (at about age 25). I spent 6 weeks in the hospital and when I got out most of the things that had happened to me over the last 10 years were gone. They had built a Wal Mart in town and I had no clue it was even there.
My high school graduation, jobs that I had worked at, people I knew were gone. At first The memory loss was really bad. I wouldn't remember things that had happened the week before. Usually after I have a sez it would wipe out quite a bit.
As the years have gone by it has gotten better though, but things that happened last year I or before I only remember a little. I can watch the tv shows that are on now as repeats and it's like I'm watching them for the first time. This goes along with movies that I might have seen or places that I've been.
I have a lot of trouble trying to think of words too. For example if I'm talking to someone about the celing fan, all I know that "it's that thing in the living room that hangs on the top and blows air around when the house gets hot". Sometimes it takes me a while of describing and the other person trying to guess what I am talking about.
I don't know how old your husband is, but my neuro said that mine is from the eplispy. I've got too many "bad spots" in my brain that I have trouble retaining things is how I think he pretty much described it to me in simple terms.
I have learned to write stuff down to keep track of things that I am going to do or things that I have done (I have a small pocket calander that I can keep track of things in, even if it's something as simple as I went to the grocery store with so and so today, just to remember where and with who I went). Also If there is something imporntant comming up or if the dr changes my meds I make sure that I tell someone else so that if I get confused about it there is always someone who knows.
Hope this helps