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Brain injuries and memory: The importance of rest and care

Brain injuries impact the way you feel, move and experience life. You never expected to live with this condition, but now that you do, it's important that you have someone on your side to help you recovery and handle your legal affairs. Your attorney can help you fight for compensation that gives you the support you need for medical treatments, but what should you expect in your future?

Brain injuries vary significantly from person to person, so it's hard to know exactly how anyone will recovery. Brain injuries might cause a loss in memory or lead to physical problems like a loss of balance or strength. It's important to have someone who can help as you recover, since these symptoms could affect your life.

Brain injuries and memory loss: A problem for patients

Memory loss is among the most difficult symptoms to live with. Memory loss varies from trouble recalling events to having complete amnesia about who you are or what has happened in your past.

For patients struggling with this serious symptom, it's vital to work with a memory specialist. This individual has training in ways to help you remember things. By learning new memory strategies, you may find better ways to remember new information or to recall information long forgotten.

Remember, when a person's memory is affected by an injury, it doesn't necessarily mean that he or she has no memory at all. You may have a functioning long-term memory but struggle with short-term memory loss. On the other hand, you could struggle with both short- and long-term memory loss.

Another part of recovery you can't forget about is the need for rest. Fatigue and a lack of sleep makes memory struggles worse. That's why people need appropriate time off from work and time to heal following serious injuries.

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