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You Are Damaging Your Brain

Prescription drugs, migraine headaches, vitamin B12 deficiency, and even your blood type are among the lesser known factors which may contribute to memory loss.   Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Prescription drugs, migraine headaches, vitamin B12 deficiency, and even your blood type are among the lesser known factors which may contribute to memory loss. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The following article, written by Susan Scutti for Medical Daily is one of the most insightful articles I have read this year. The article describes, in very clear terms, three causes of memory loss you possibly did not know.

Click here to read her article.

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Thanks to Susan Scutti for writing the article; Medical Daily for committing its resources to publishing the article; Shutterstock for creating the picture in the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to use the picture and text in this post.

 

Scott
Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

4 Responses to “You Are Damaging Your Brain”

  • Cheryl Rudi says:

    Very. informative article by Susan Scutti. My memory issues are related to a stroke I had 15 years ago. I had not heard that memory issues can be associated with my blood type- I am 0- but my husband is AB. I agree that anti anxiety drugs and sleep medications should be avoided. I suffered from a REM sleep disorder and took these medications for a while. I did not feel like I was getting restorative sleep and often walked around in a fog.
    I also exercise my brain through cognitive exercises, puzzles, games, reading, writing and taking college classes. What brain exercises are you doing?

    • Scott says:

      I solve puzzles at least twice per day, seven days per week. I also play several games of chess per month, volunteer with several organizations weekly, write posts as often as possible, and reply to comments. I think of all these activities as cognitive exercises since everything I mentioned involves goal setting, attention to detail, planning, scheduling, communication, and/or understanding.

  • leonard says:

    i lost a lot of my memory ( just rubbed out … gone ) my day to day memory’s as good as it ever was, but a neurologist told me every memory would return except the ‘fall’ the question”s” i have is is this true ? she did state it catargoricly ( you know what i mean ) that they would return, is this true ? how does she know ?

    • Scott says:

      Leonard, I cannot answer your specific questions because I don’t know your injury, the severity of your challenges, or the action you are taking to improve your memory. Even if I knew these things, I couldn’t answer your specific question because each survivor experiences recovery differently. However, I can share my specific experiences. My injury (result of a cancerous tumor) was detected approximately 11 years ago. I do not remember a significant part of my pre-cancer life. My memory is getting better, but I exercise my brain several hours each day. I hope this information helps. Best wishes. ~ Scott


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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.