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my father met an accident
my father met an accident on may 2013.Since then he has been struggling to get his memory.Sometimes he reacts well to the situation but immediately talk somethingelse which is irrelevant.when will he get his memory back?

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351246 tn?1379685732
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The memory loss could just be due to concussion which at times persists for years and all of a sudden disappears and the person remembers everything. This does not have any long term complications. The person just needs support from family members and has to learn to live with the memory loss.
The key to sharp mind is to remain active both physically and mentally. Going out, walking, meeting people, talking to them etc enhances both physical and mental health. So, your father must go for walks (with a companion), join a library or a club, and take up a hobby he always wanted to do like music or painting or gardening etc. Other than this, you as a family can play scrabble, crossword puzzles with word building, sudoko puzzles, memory games (where each player keeps adding a word and the next player has to repeat all the previous words by memory and add his/her own word). You all could read a book or article and discuss it. Similarly you all could go out and the next day discuss the previous day’s event. You could play a game wherein you recall what you ate for breakfast for last 7 days or for lunch etc. Basically you need to devise games around recent and old memories, add a new information and see her retention capacity (like you could play a game wherein you learn the three tallest buildings in the world or three longest bridges—then you go back to it a day or two later and see if she has remembered by each one of you recalling the names). Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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