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Can memory loss from brain injury affect the rest of your life?

On Behalf of | Oct 22, 2020 | Firm News

As a driver in Georgia who got into a traumatic wreck, you will likely handle the aftermath for years to come. This is especially true if you suffered from a brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries take years of recovery, which is a long and arduous process.

In particular, memory loss and damage seems to hold a particularly long recovery rate. Unfortunately, you may struggle with memory issues for the rest of your life.

Short-term memory loss

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center studies brain injury. In specific, they examine the relationship between memory damage and traumatic brain injuries. They note that the short-term memory suffers more often than long-term memory. Damage to long-term memory is not unheard of, even so.

But you are more likely to forget things in the short term, including information you just heard or things you were talking about a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, this can have a massive impact on your daily life. A few ways that it can interfere with day-to-day living include:

  • Forgetting important appointments
  • Misplacing important items
  • Losing track of time repeatedly (hours or days)
  • Inability to recall information you just learned
  • Lack of focus

The impact of memory loss at work

You may feel overwhelmed because of the amount of mistakes you make due to memory loss. You may also feel like your employers feel frustrated with you, even if this is not necessarily the case. In some situations, your memory loss may render you incapable of completing tasks crucial to your position.

With the threat of job loss on top of it all, it is no wonder that you deal with a lot of daily stress. You may wish to look into compensation options to help you get through daily life.