Management of Memory Loss or Cognitive Malfunction is no longer a Secret
Memory failure is well documented as a symptom of CFS/FM and sometimes the devastating effect on the sufferer is alluded to, but it is actually terrifying - you cannot recall the simplest things that you know so well, and start to believe that you cannot function as a person as such a basic attribute has disappeared.
Inability to articulate is the result of various cognitive functions not performing. We cannot understand what is said to us, we cannot fathom words, pictures or diagrams, we cannot call on our former vocabulary and even simple words elude - if we dare to speak it is likely to be gibberish. When we are able to seize a word, pronunciation often goes haywire. Our confidence evaporates, we become mute.
Selections taken from this ebook
More recently, I have been using a PDA/Pocket PC as my 'memory'. It is a miniature computer and phone that is easily popped into a pocket or bag, or clipped to a waistband. The best feature is that it comes with a multitude of alarms and reminders. Each alarm has a subject field attached so when alerted to something, they also tell me what to do!
More permanent alarms can be set for a time for every day of the week for regular items, such as "Take p.m. supplements" with other alarms that can be set as required such as "Phone Betty".