Posted by Corina Notyce, DCoE Public Affairs on March 6, 2014
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paul Peterson
Imagine suddenly having trouble with your memory, such as remembering to do simple things. Memory is one of the most important human functions and unfortunately, one that’s often damaged after a
concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury.
Remembering appointments, trying to learn and retain new information, and generally feeling confused and distracted isn’t uncommon for people after a brain injury. In fact, the most common cognitive symptoms involve memory problems, decreased attention, poor concentration, slowed thinking and difficulty finding words.
What can you do? In addition to seeing your doctor, there are a number of things you can do to improve your memory and ability to learn and retain something new. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center’s tip sheet, “TBI Symptom Management: Improving Memory,” offers these practical tips: